Category Formation Flying

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover

By: Category: Aviation HistoryAviation PhotographyEventsFormation FlyingMilitarySpecial EventU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine Corps

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover by Daniel O. Myers

2020 marked the nation’s 244th birthday. Due to nationwide Covid-19 virus concerns, most activities normally associated with the holiday (fireworks, parades, concerts, etc.) were canceled. In an effort to honor America’s Independence Day in a safe manner, President Trump requested the DoD conduct military flybys over various parts of the country.

The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday July 3rd with the president giving a speech at Mount Rushmore, SD that was preceded by a military flyover consisting of two USAF B-1Bs and three F-16s, four Army HH-60s, and the grand finale- the USN Blue Angels ‘Bomb-Burst’ over Mount Rushmore...

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An Armed Forces Salute to First Responders

By: Category: Aviation HistoryBlue AngelsFormation FlyingMilitaryRCAF SnowbirdsSpecial EventThunderbirds

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Photo by Lt. Aaron Hicks/Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia on April 28, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released

Formation flying in the skies over North America is not as common as it was a few decades ago. Formations always command a sense of awe and respect as the pilots present picture-perfect symmetry and mastery of control over their aircraft. A formation flyover at a ceremony or special event carries significant solemnity and emotion that makes it very special...

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A Real Community Airshow at Tyabb Airfield, Victoria, Australia

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirports Around the WorldFormation FlyingHelicoptersWarbird

On Sunday 8 March, the Peninsula Aero Club at Tyabb Airfield, in Association with Paul Bennet Airshows and Sponsor IOR Aviation, ran their latest airshow with benefits to the community including Funflight, for children with severe health issues, Angel Flight, providing free transport for sick people from remote communities, Tyabb CFA, suicide prevention through Chasing Change and other community-based organizations.

As always, it was a great venue with most areas reached along the single crowd line within minutes. Local pilots support the airshow with donated air time and display aircraft on the ground. Tyabb has always had a nice range of vintage and antique aircraft, and has many unique warbirds, several having been restored here.

The display line was nice and close, making all aircra...

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