Category Archive: Air Shows/Events

Legendary pilot Howard Pardue Dies in Bearcat Crash – Flying Magazine

Airshow performer and air race pilot Howard Pardue died on Wednesday when his Grumman F8F Bearcat crashed shortly after takeoff from his home field of Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, Texas, located about 100 miles west of Dallas. The Bearcat, one of only 15 or so airworthy F8Fs in the world, had just taken off …

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Surprising Cause of Oshkosh F-16 Runway Overrun – Flying Magazine

Remember that runway overrun by an F-16C at Oshkosh last summer see it on video here? Plenty of armchair pilots speculated about why it might have happened, with possible causes centering on a what many presumed was a brake problem or perhaps too high an airspeed on final. It turns out that not a single …

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Tuskegee Airmen Film ‘Red Tails’ to Hit Theaters – Flying Magazine

The Tuskegee Airmen and their historic journey are coming to the big screen in the movie Red Tails, slated to hit theaters next Friday. Directed by Anthony Hemingway and produced by George Lucas, the film chronicles the lives of the first African Americans to complete pilot training for the Army Air Forces during World War …

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Very Cool Video: Jetman Flies in Formation with Albatros Jets – Flying Magazine

Yves “Jetman” Rossy, the daredevil who has gained fame with his turbine-powered jet-pack, completed another bold feat last week when he flew in formation with two L-39C Albatros jets from the Breitling Jet Team. Rossy met up with the jets over the Swiss Alps after jumping from a helicopter with his jet-propelled wing strapped to …

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