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by awal2049
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: 2019 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: NAS Lemoore Central Valley Air Show 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: NAS Lemoore Central Valley Air Show 2019

Evidently, a good portion of the attendees were stranded on the highway for several hours and ultimately were turned away due to traffic issues. Ticket holders are requesting refunds. Not the strongest comeback. https://amp-visaliatimesdelta-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.visaliatimesdelta.com/amp/2...
by awal2049
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Air Force T-X Contract Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Air Force T-X Contract Winner

The aircraft has been designated the T-7A Red Hawk as a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.businessinsider.com/us-air-force-names-training-aircraft-for-tuskegee-airmen-2019-9?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=Fr...
by awal2049
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshow Performer Info And Schedules
Topic: B-29 Doc West Coast Tour 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 133

B-29 Doc West Coast Tour 2019

The B-29 Superfortress will be touring the West Coast and offering rides and walkthroughs at public airports. Only the first two stops have been announced so far. I'll try to keep this list updated as it continues to grow. Sept. 13-15: Albuquerque Internatinal Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico Sept. ...
by awal2049
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 2019 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31
Replies: 29
Views: 8976

Re: Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31

Next year's show will be at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 31st and November 1st! Looks like they're switching sponsors from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin.
by awal2049
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshow Performer Info And Schedules
Topic: 2019 US Navy Blue Angels Performance Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 11277

Re: 2019 US Navy Blue Angels Performance Schedule

Two jets made contact during a practice today and sustained minimal damage. Will not impact their show in Chicago this weekend. (Correction: the incident happened Wednesday, not Friday, at NAS Pensacola. The canopy of #3 touched the wingtip of #1 during the diamond 360.) https://www-wthr-com.cdn.amp...
by awal2049
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Paul Allen's MiG-29 Up for Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Paul Allen's MiG-29 Up for Auction

Apparently the late Microsoft cofounder bought this a while back. It is in flying condition and fitted with modern civilian avionics. Maybe we'll see it at an air show or two in the future. Probably not though. https://www-theregister-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/08/06...
by awal2049
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Super Hornet Down In Star Wars Canyon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Super Hornet Down In Star Wars Canyon?

Pilot confirmed as Lt. Charles Z. Walker. Another grim detail in this article. Apparently, those injured on the ground were French tourists. They recieved cuts and burns from shrapnel, and some will need to have skin grafts. https://theaviationist.com/2019/08/03/u-s-navy-confirms-lt-charles-z-walker...
by awal2049
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: VMFA-314 "Black Knights" Becomes First USMC Squadron To Receive F-35C Lightning II
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: VMFA-314 "Black Knights" Becomes First USMC Squadron To Receive F-35C Lightning II

I was going to post about this earlier, but decided not to. I hope we'll see something from Marine Corps F-35C's at upcoming air shows. Not very optimistic about Navy demos at this point.
by awal2049
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31
Replies: 29
Views: 8976

Re: Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31

Interesting announcement on Facebook. Based on the comments, it looks like the show will be hosted at a different site next year. Facebook is not letting me embed the post.
Details are coming soon on when and where we’ll be soaring in 2020!
by awal2049
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshow Performer Info And Schedules
Topic: Rob Holland Airshows 2019 Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Rob Holland Airshows 2019 Schedule

Rob has received his replacement MXS-RH, and it was test flown yesterday.