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    Blues Over Biloxi to showcase Blue Angels, F-16 Viper Demonstrations

    BILOXI — The thrust of high performance military jets and the aerobatics of top warbirds will perform above the Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend as the Navy’s Blues Angels headline the Blues Over Biloxi air show. The Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, and more will perform on Saturday and Sunday […] More

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    New Air Force Thunderbirds pilots announced for 2019

    LAS VEGAS — The Air Force Thunderbirds announced the selection of four new pilots and a medical doctor on Friday in support of their 2019 season, including the squadron’s second female solo pilot in the team’s storied history. The Thunderbirds will launch their 66th season in March 2019 with two performances in Florida and one in Arizona. Current Thunderbird […] More

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    The Triumphant Return of Fat Albert at Pensacola Beach 2018

    The US Navy Blue Angel’s dedicated airlift support aircraft, Lockheed Martin KC-130T Bureau Number (BuNo) 164763/CN 5258, or simply Fat Albert to many, performed for an airshow crowd for the first time in over a year on July 14th 2018 at the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The veteran Blue Angel aircraft, flown by an all-Marine […] More

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    That Other Air Force Tanker: The Flexible Capable KC-10A Extender

    They say there’s “no kicking *ss without tanker gas.” NKAWTG. With so much churn associated with the development of the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus next generation aerial refueling tanker, we sometimes forget about the most recent adaptation of a commercial aircraft for the military tanker role. The McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender is built on the DC-10-30CF […] More

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    Critically injured Thunderbirds pilot Erik Gonsalves returns to flight duty

    The crash of a lone Air Force Thunderbirds jet returning from a flight in June 2017 left its pilot more severely injured than previously reported as the organization on Wednesday detailed his courageous recovery and his return to flight. In an emotional and personal video narrative produced by the Thunderbirds, Major Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves discusses candid new […] More

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