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Operational pause lifted on RCAF CT-114 Tutors following pair of crashes

Canada’s fleet of ageing CT-114 Tutors, used by the Snowbirds aerobatic team, have been cleared to resume operations following a pair of fatal accidents in 2019 and 2020.

In a statement, the Royal Canadian Air Force said that Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, Commander of the 2nd Canadian Air Division, lifted the operational pause on Monday 24th August, following “a thorough technical and operational risk analysis that has outlined a series of risk mitigation measures.”

The Snowbirds, who are the primary users of the CT-114, have already cancelled their 2020 airshow season, but with the operational pause lifted, they will be able to gradually return to flying operations, the RCAF said. Aircraft currently stranded in Kamloops, BC, are expected to return to their base at Moose Jaw over the next few weeks.

The CT-114 Tutor fleet has been grounded since May, following a fatal accident at Kamloops shortly after take-off. Captain Jenn Casey, the Snowbird’s Public Affairs Officer, was killed in the accident. The pilot was able to eject, but sustained serious injuries.

In October 2019, another of the team’s aircraft crashed shortly before a show in Atlanta, GA. The pilot ejected and survived with minor injuries, but investigators were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident. However, a report found that the pilot’s ejection seat did not deploy correctly. Early indications suggest an ejection seat fault could have also played a part in May’s accident.

Testing in 2016 determined that the parachutes used in the Tutor’s ejection seats should be upgraded, but this has not yet taken place. However, the Snowbirds did thoroughly inspect their existing ejection seat systems.

The Snowbirds’ Tutors are not expected to be replaced until at least 2030. They are due to recieve upgrades from 2022 to help extend their service lives, costing between $50 and $100 million, including new ejection seats, upgraded avionics and modernized communication and navigation equipment.

Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow: Blue Angels’ final event of 2020 cancelled

PENSACOLA | The last remaining airshow on the US Navy Blue Angels‘ 2020 schedule, the team’s homecoming event at NAS Pensacola, FL, has been cancelled.

Scheduled for the 16th-17th October at the team’s Florida base, the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow is traditionally the last event of the Blue Angels’ schedule each year. This year’s show was to be even more significant as it was expected to be the team’s final display using the F/A-18C/D “Legacy” Hornet, and was scheduled to take place several weeks earlier than usual to allow the Blue Angels an extended training period as pilots and engineers transition to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

The airshow was also due to feature a performance by the USAF’s F-22A Raptor Demo Team, alongside several civilian performers.

Airshow organisers said it was with “great regret” that the airshow had been cancelled, and said they had considered “all possible options.” Capt. Tim Kinsella, commanding officer of NAS Pensacola, said: “We know how important the Air Show is to the community and the Navy, but after considering every possibility, we felt that in this challenging COVID-19 environment that this was the most responsible course of action to protect the health and safety of the community and our NAS Pensacola personnel.”

The Blue Angels were due to fly at 27 airshows in the United States and one in Canada this year, but now all events have been cancelled, mostly due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the US being the hardest-hit country as of August 2019. Instead, the team participated in flyovers to thank medical workers and to mark Independence Day, but despite regular practices, there has not yet been an opportunity for the team to perform their full display profile for the public this year. This makes it increasingly likely that the Blue Angels have already performed with the “Legacy” Hornet for the final time.

The next Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow will take place on the 5th-6th November 2021, and will celebrate the team’s 75th anniversary.

“Don’t take the risk”: EAA announce cancellation of AirVenture 2020

OSHKOSH | The Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture show has been cancelled officially for 2020 because of continuing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.

The airshow, scheduled for the 20th-26th July, is billed as the world’s largest aviation celebration. It had been due to feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, demonstrations and heritage flights from the US Air Force, and an expanded warbird segment to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In an email to EAA members, the CEO of the EAA, Jack Pelton, said: “It is May here in Wisconsin, and unfortunately like many of you across the country, we are still under a stay at home order through May 26. Normally, this is the month when we start our preflight planning for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. By this time, we should have begun ramping up our entire site in preparation for our July convention … But because of circumstances beyond our control, none of this can happen now.”

Mr Pelton also said there was continuing uncertainty over what health guidelines would be in July, and whether large public gatherings will be permitted. “Right now, there are three phases that have been defined in Wisconsin as the recommended procedures,” he said. “As I write this, we are not in Phase 1 yet. Phase 2 restricts gatherings to 50 people. Phase 3 allows for mass gathering with restrictions.”

He added that he could see “no clear path” to meeting health and safety requirements, such as sanitization, separation and personal protection.

“My conclusion is, like in any good flight planning, don’t take the risk,” he said. “Therefore, I have no choice but to cancel AirVenture 2020. Together, we can come back stronger, safer and ready for AirVenture 2021 and create a memorable world class aviation event.”

Most airshows worldwide are cancelled through to the end of June, with a growing number of July, August and September events also being scrapped. For details of the latest cancellations, please visit our global airshow calendar.

US Navy TACDEMO and Legacy Flight 2020 schedule

The US Navy will support 40 airshows this year with demonstrations and Legacy Flights, but only 11 shows will see full demonstrations, according to an early schedule.

The Super Hornet “TACDEMO” from VFA-106 – rebranded as the Rhino Demo Team – will fly at 11 shows, at which it may also perform Legacy Flights. VFA-125, flying the F-35C Lightning, will fly at ten, performing mini-demonstrations along with Legacy Flights, as will VAQ-129 with the EA-18G Growler.

Meanwhile, VFA-122 will fly Legacy Flights only at nine shows with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

The Legacy Flight organisation have not given details of which aircraft or unit will perform at individual shows, other than those which will see full Super Hornet tactical demonstrations from VFA-106.

Date Show Location Country Details
Mar 21-22 United States Los Angeles County Airshow Lancaster USA (CA) F-35C
Legacy Flight
Apr 4-5 United States Wings Over South Texas Kingsville USA (TX) Legacy Flight
Apr 18 United States Thunder Over Louisville Louisville USA (KY) F/A-18F
TACDEMOF-35C
Legacy Flight
May 23-24 United States Miami Beach Air & Sea Show Miami Beach USA (FL) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
May 30-31 United States Hangar 24 SBD AirFest San Bernardino USA (CA) Legacy Flight
Jun 6-7 United States Wildwood Airshow
Wildwood USA (NJ) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Jun 6-7 United States California International Airshow Salinas USA (CA) F-35C
Legacy Flight
Jun 13-14 United States OC Airshow Ocean City USA (MD) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Jun 20-21 United States Deke Slayton Airfest La Crosse USA (WI) Legacy Flight
Jun 27-28 United States Dayton Airshow Dayton USA (OH) Legacy Flight
Jun 27-28 United States Hill AFB: Utah Air Show – Warriors Over the Wasatch Ogden USA (UT) Legacy Flight
Jul 3-4 United States Thunder Over North Beach Racine USA (WI) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Jul 4 United States Tacoma Freedom Fair & Airshow Tacoma USA (WA) Legacy Flight
Jul 4 United States Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels Tacoma USA (WA) Legacy Flight
Jul 18 United States Sentry Eagle: Kingsley Field Open House Klamath Falls USA (OR) Legacy Flight
Jul 23-26 United States EAA AirVenture Oshkosh USA (WI) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Jul 24-26 United States Tri-City Water Follies: Thunder Over the River Kennewick USA (WA) Legacy Flight
Aug 7-9 Canada Abbotsford International Airshow Abbotsford Canada (BC) EA-18G
Legacy Flight
Aug 15-16 United States Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago USA (IL) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Aug 22-23 United States Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow Avoca USA (PA) Legacy Flight
Aug 29-30 United States New York Airshow New Windsor USA (NY) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Aug 29-30 United States Thunder Over Michigan Ypsilanti USA (MI) Legacy Flight
Sep 5-6 United States Kansas City Airshow New Century USA (KS) Legacy Flight
Sep 18-20 United States STIHL National Championships Air Races Reno USA (NV) Legacy Flight
Sep 18-20 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA) Legacy Flight
Sep 19-20 United States NAS Oceana Airshow Virginia Beach USA (VA) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Oct 10-11 United States Wings Over Houston Houston USA (TX) F/A-18F
TACDEMO
Oct 17-18 United States Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Fort Worth USA (TX) Legacy Flight
Oct 17-18 United States Central Coast AirFest Santa Maria USA (CA) Legacy Flight
Oct 24-25 United States Little Rock ARB: Thunder Over the Rock Little Rock USA (AR) Legacy Flight
Nov 5 United States Naval Base Ventura County Airshow (INCORRECT DATE?) Point Mugu USA (CA) Legacy Flight
Nov 6-8 United States New Orleans Airshow Belle Chasse USA (LA) Legacy Flight
Nov 14-15 United States Hangar 24 AirFest Lake Havasu USA (TX) Legacy Flight
Nov 14-15 United States JB San Antonio Air & Space Show Lackland USA (TX) F/A-18F
TACDEMO

Kirby Chambliss hints at Red Bull Air Race revival

Former Red Bull Air Race world champion Kirby Chambliss has suggested the Red Bull Air Race may soon return to the skies, but without the backing of its former title sponsor.

Chambliss, who competed in every series of the Red Bull Air Race, was appearing on Show Center: The Airshow Podcast on the Tuesday 7th January to talk about his upcoming airshow season when he brought up the future of the racing series.

He said: “I’m hearing rumours that there’s a good chance that the races will be coming back. It won’t be under the Red Bull banner, but third quarter this year, there’s some pretty strong indications that a Chinese investor has taken it over, so we’ll see what happens.”

He also said that he hoped Red Bull North America, his long-time sponsor, would be happy for him to compete in a new series either under their brand, or that of a different sponsor.

Chambliss also said that, with no series this year, he would be stepping up his airshow participation, which sees him fly an Edge 540 as part of the Red Bull Air Force. The American pilot said he is already expecting to fly at 18-20 shows this year, up from 12 last season.

The Red Bull Air Race saw highly skilled pilots race modified race planes around a course of inflatable pylons. There were typically eight races per year in later seasons, in locations such as New York, Ascot, Gdynia, Perth, Indianapolis and Chiba. The series, which began in 2003, was cancelled in 2019 when title sponsor Red Bull withdrew its support, citing a lack of outside interest.

US Navy hopes to step up airshow participation with F-35C, F/A-18F demonstrations

LAS VEGAS | The US Navy is planning to step up its airshow commitments this year, with F/A-18F “Tac Demos”, Legacy Flights and F-35C mini-demonstrations.

Although the headlines have largely eluded the US Navy at the International Council of Air Shows Convention so far, news on the Navy’s 2020 plans came at a session on Wednesday 11th November.

According to AirshowStuff.com, it is now clear that the Navy plan to support 42 F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstrations and Legacy Flights in 2020, with Tactical Demonstrations coming from VFA-106 in Oceana, VA, and Legacy Flights from VFA-122 in Lemoore, CA. These will take place at shows which are not due to host the Blue Angels, with the exception of Oceana.

The full schedule is awaiting approval, and is not typically published until the spring. However, it could see an increase in “Tac Demos” from the last few seasons, when the Navy has only been able to support a very small number of displays.

The news also confirms that the Tailhook Legacy Flight program will continue into 2020, although it is not clear whether this will include aircraft other than VFA-122’s F/A-18Fs. The program was resurrected in 2018, and expanded in 2019 to include aircraft from multiple units, such as the T-45 Goshawk, T-6 Texan II and EA-18G Growler, all of which are otherwise rare airshow performers.

Perhaps most exciting, however, is the news that the Navy will be setting up a new F-35C Demonstration Team in 2020, flown by VFA-125 in Lemoore. The news was first released over the summer by ICAS, but quickly rebutted by the Navy, and finally confirmed at the Convention. However, the team will not yet perform a full demonstration profile.

The F-35C has already flown a small number of mini-demonstrations in US Navy hands, most recently at the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow, so next year’s displays may be similar to those previewed this year. However, forming an official demonstration team is a major step towards flying full, regular demonstrations in the future.

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels release schedules up until 2021

LAS VEGAS | The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels released updated 2020 schedules and tentative 2021 schedules at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas.

THUNDERBIRDS 2020 SCHEDULE

Date Show Location Country
Mar 14 United States Laughlin AFB: Fiesta Of Flight Del Rio USA (TX)
Mar 21-22 United States Luke Days Air & Space Expo Glendale USA (AZ)
Mar 28-29 United States March Field Air & Space Expo: Thunder Over the Empire March USA (CA)
Apr 4-5 United States Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in Lakeland USA (FL)
Apr 18-19 United States Maxwell AFB: Beyond the Horizon Air & Space Expo Montgomery USA (AL)
Apr 25-26 United States Wings Over Columbus Columbus USA (MS)
May 2-3 United States Fort Lauderdale Airshow Fort Lauderdale USA (FL)
May 9-10 United States Beale AFB: Winfgs Over Recce Town Marysville USA (CA)
May 16-17 United States Shaw Air Expo: Thunder Over the Midlands Sumter USA (SC)
May 23-24 United States Miami Beach Air & Sea Show Miami Beach USA (FL)
Jun 6-7 United States California Int’l Airshow Salinas USA (CA)
Jun 13-14 United States OC Airshow Ocean City USA (MD)
Jun 20-21 United States Youngstown ARB Airshow: Thunder Over the Valley Vienna USA (OH)
Jun 20-21 United States Rhode Island Airshow Quonset USA (RI)
Jun 27-28 United States Hill AFB: Utah Air Show – Warriors Over the Wasatch Ogden USA (UT)
Jul 4-5 United States Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow & Balloon Festival Battle Creek USA (MI)
Jul 11-12 United States JB Elmendorf: Arctic Thunder Open House Anchorage USA (AK)
Jul 18-19 United States Duluth Air & Aviation Expo Duluth USA (MN)
Jul 22 United States Warren AFB: Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne USA (WY)
Jul 25-26 United States Ellsworth Air & Space Show Rapid City USA (SD)
Aug 1-2 United States Grand Forks AFB Airshow Grand Forks USA (ND)
Aug 15-16 United States Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago USA (IL)
Aug 22-23 United States Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow Avoca USA (PA)
Aug 26 United States Thunder Over The Boardwalk Atlantic City USA (NJ)
Aug 29-30 United States New York Airshow New Windsor USA (NY)
Sep 5-6 United States Kansas City Airshow New Century USA (KS)
Sep 12-13 Canada Airshow London London Canada (ON)
Sep 19-20 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA)
Oct 3-4 United States Minden-Tahoe Aviation Roundup Minden USA (NV)
Oct 10-11 United States Edwards AFB: Aerospace Valley Airshow Edwards USA (CA)
Oct 17-18 United States Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Dallas/Fort Worth USA (TX)
Oct 24-25 United States Wings Over North Georgia Rome USA (GA)
Oct 31-Nov 1 United States Central Florida Space & Air Show Sanford USA (FL)
Nov 7-8 United States New Orleans Airshow New Orleans USA (LA)
Nov 14-15 United States JB San Antonio Open House & Airshow San Antonio USA (TX)

BLUE ANGELS 2020 SCHEDULE

Date Show Location Country
Mar 14 United States El Centro Airshow: Wings Over the Desert El Centro USA (CA)
Mar 21-22 United States Los Angeles County Air Show Lancaster USA (CA)
Mar 28-29 United States MacDill AFB: Tampa Bay AirFest Tampa USA (FL)
Apr 4-5 United States Wings Over South Texas Kingsville USA (TX)
Apr 18-19 United States JB Charleston Air & Space Expo Charleston USA (SC)
Apr 25-26 United States Vero Beach Airshow Vero Beach USA (FL)
May 2-3 United States MCAS Cherry Point Airshow Havelock USA (NC)
May 9-10 United States Dyess Big Country AirFest Abilene USA (TX)
May 16-17 United States JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: Power in the Pines Wrightstown USA (NJ)
May 22-23 United States Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach Wantugh USA (NY)
May 30-31 United States Scott AFB Air & Space Show Belleville USA (IL)
Jun 13-14 United States Chippewa Valley Air Show Eau Claire USA (WI)
Jun 20-21 United States Memphis Air Show Millington USA (TN)
Jun 27-28 United States Dayton Air Show Dayton USA (OH)
Jul 4-5 United States National Cherry Festival Traverse City USA (MI)
Jul 11 United States Pensacola Beach Airshow Pensacola USA (FL)
Jul 18-19 Canada 4 Wing Cold Lake Airshow Cold Lake Canada (AB)
Jul 25-26 United States Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee USA (WI)
Aug 1-2 United States Seafair Airshow Seattle USA (WA)
Aug 15-16 United States Great State of Maine Air Show Brunswick USA (ME)
Aug 29-30 United States Thunder Over Michigan Air Show Ypsilanti USA (MI)
Sep 5-7 United States Cleveland National Air Show Cleveland USA (OH)
Sep 12-13 United States Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow Baltimore Baltimore USA (MD)
Sep 19-20 United States NAS Oceana Airshow Virginia Beach USA (VA)
Sep 25-27 United States MCAS Miramar Airshow San Diego USA (CA)
Oct 3-4 United States Naval Base Ventura County Airshow Point Mugu USA (CA)
Oct 10-11 United States San Francisco Fleet Week San Francisco USA (FL)
Oct 16-17 United States NAS Pensacola: Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow Pensacola USA (FL)

THUNDERBIRDS 2021 SCHEDULE

Date Show Location Country
Apr 10-11 United States Tyndall AFB: Gulf Coast Salute Panama City USA (FL)
Apr 17-18 United States Space Coast Warbird Airshow Titusville USA (FL)
Apr 24-25 United States Davis-Monthan ARB: Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Tuscon USA (AZ)
May 1-2 United States Sound of Speed Airshow St. Joseph USA (MO)
May 8-9 United States Barksdale AFB: Defenders of Liberty Airshow Shreveport USA (LA)
May 30-31 United States Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Watugh USA (NY)
Jun 5-6 United States The Great Tennessee Air Show Smyrna USA (TN)
Jun 12-13 United States Fairchild AFB: Inland Northwest Skyfest Spokane USA (WA)
Jun 19-20 United States Tinker AFB: Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show Oklahoma City USA (OK)
Jun 26-27 Canada Bagotville International Airshow Bagotville Canada (QC)
Jul 3-4 United States National Cherry Festival Traverse City USA (MI)
Jul 10-11 United States Dayton Airshow Dayton USA (OH)
Jul 21 United States Warren AFB: Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenn USA (WY)
Jul 24-25 United States Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee USA (WI)
Jul 31-Aug 1 United States Oregon International Air Show McMinnville USA (OR)
Aug 14-15 United States Barnes ARGB: Westfield International Airshow Springfield USA (MA)
Aug 18 United States Thunder Over the Boardwalk Atlantic City USA (NJ)
Aug 28-29 United States Gowen Thunder Open House & Airshow Boise USA (ID)
Sep 4-6 United States Cleveland National Airshow Cleveland USA (OH)
Sep 11-12 United States Pease Open House Newington USA (NH)
Sep 18-19 United States National Championship Air Races Reno USA (NV)
Sep 15-16 United States California Capital Airshow Sacramento USA (CA)
Oct 2-3 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico International Airshow San Juan Puerto Rico
Oct 9-10 United States Wings Over Houston Houston USA (TX)

BLUE ANGELS 2021 SCHEDULE

Date Show Location Country
Apr 10-11 United States NAS JAX Airshow Jacksonville USA (FL)
Apr 17-18 United States Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in Lakeland USA (FL)
Apr 24-25 United States MCAS Beaufort Air Show Beaufort USA (SC)
May 1-2 United States Wings Over South Texas Corpus Christi USA (TX)
May 8-9 United States Fort Lauderdale Airshow Fort Lauderdale USA (FL)
May 15-16 United States Dobbins ARB: Wings Over Atlanta Marietta USA (GA)
May 29-30 United States Westmoreland County Airshow Latrobe USA (PA)
Jun 5-6 United States Chennault International Airshow Lake Charles USA (LA)
Jun 12-13 United States Deke Slayton Airfest La Crosse USA (WI)
Jun 19-20 United States Thunder of Niagara Open House Niagara Falls USA (NY)
Jun 26-27 United States Duluth Air and Aviation Expo Duluth USA (MN)
Jul 3-4 United States KC Airshow Kansas City USA (MO)
Jul 10-11 United States Pensacola Beach Airshow Pensacola USA (FL)
Jul 24-25 United States Fargo Airsho Fargo USA (ND)
Jul 31-Aug 1 United States Arctic Lightning Air Show Eielson USA (AK)
Aug 7-8 United States Seafair Airshow Seattle USA (WA)
Aug 14-15 United States Owensboro Airshow Owensboro USA (KY)
Aug 21-22 United States Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago USA (IL)
Aug 28-29 Canada Airshow London London Canada (ON)
Sep 4-5 United States Cape Cod Airshow & Open House Cape Cod USA (MA)
Sep 18-19 United States NAS Oceana Airshow Virginia Beach USA (VA)
Sep 25-26 United States MCAS Miramar Airshow San Diego USA (CA)
Oct 2-3 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA)
Oct 9-10 United States San Francisco Fleet Week San Francisco USA (CA)
Oct 16-17 United States Northern Colorado Airshow Loveland USA (CO)
Oct 23-24 United States Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Dallas/Fort Worth USA (TX)
Oct 30-31 United States Wings over North Georgia Rome USA (GA)
Nov 5-6 United States NAS Pensacola: Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow Pensacola USA (FL)

USMC Harrier and Osprey 2020 demonstration schedules announced

LAS VEGAS | The US Marine Corps will perform at several US airshows next year, according to schedules released at the International Council of Air Shows Convention.

Displays will come from the MV-22 Osprey and AV-8B Harrier. One Harrier display location and four Osprey locations have been named, along with several alternates.

Date Show Location Country Aircraft
Apr 4 United States Heart of Texas Airshow Waco TX MV-22
Apr 18 United States Thunder Over Louisville Louisville USA (KY) MV-22
May 9-10 United States Wings Over Dalton Dalton USA (GA) AV-8B alternate
May 16-17 United States Atlanta Airshow Peachtree City USA (GA) AV-8B alternate
Jun 6-7 United States Selfridge ANGB Airshow & Open House Mt. Clemens USA (MI) AV-8B
Jul 25-26 United States Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee USA (WI) MV-22 alternate
Aug 15-16 United States Great State of Maine Airshow Brunswick USA (ME) MV-22
Sep 25-27 United States Oregon Int’l Airshow McMinnville USA (OR) MV-22
Oct 26-27 United States Wings Over Houston Houston USA (TX) MV-22 alternate
Oct 10-11 United States Florida Int’l Airshow Punta Gorda USA (FL) MV-22 alternate

USAF F-22, A-10, F-35 and F-16 demonstration schedules for 2020 announced

LAS VEGAS | The USAF’s Air Combat Command solo demonstration teams have announced their schedules for the 2020 season at the International Council of Air Shows Convention.

The F-22A Raptor demonstration team will perform full demonstrations at 23 shows, including three overseas appearences: one each in Singapore, Canada and Chile. The F-35A demonstration team, part of the ACC for the first time, will fly at 20 shows, all in the USA. The A-10C, flying at 20 shows, will appear twice in Canada. The F-16C will perform full demonstrations at 20 shows, all in the USA.

No show is currently due to host more than one full display by a USAF solo demonstration team.

Date Show Location Country Aircraft
Feb 11-16 Singapore Singapore Airshow Changi East Singapore F-22A
Feb 16 United States Stars & Stripes Airshow Spectacular Laredo USA (TX) F-16C
Mar 13-14 United States Yuma Airshow Yuma USA (TX) F-35A
Mar 14 United States El Centro Airshow El Centro USA (CA) A-10C
Mar 21-22 United States Luke Days Air & Space Expo Luke USA (AZ) F-35A, A-10 (HF)
Mar 21-22 United States Los Angeles County Airshow Lancaster USA (CA) F-22A
Mar 28-29 United States MacDill AFB: Tampa Bay AirFest Tampa USA (FL) F-22A
Mar 28-29 United States March Field Air & Space Expo March USA (CA) A-10C
Mar 31-Apr 5 Chile FIDAE Santiago Chile F-22A
Mar 31-Apr 5 United States Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in Lakeland USA (FL) F-35A
Apr 18 United States Thunder Over Louisville Louisville USA (KY) F-16C
Apr 18-19 United States JB Charleston Air & Space Expo Charleston USA (SC) F-35A
Apr 25-26 United States Wings Over Columbus Columbus USA (MS) A-10C
Apr 25-26 United States Vero Beach Airshow Vero Beach USA (FL) F-16C
May 2-3 United States Fort Lauderdale Airshow Fort Lauderdale USA (FL) F-35A
May 2-3 United States MCAS Cherry Point Airshow Havelock USA (NC) F-22A
May 2-3 United States Planes of Fame Chino USA (CA) A-10C
May 9-10 United States Beale AFB: Winfgs Over Recce Town Marysville USA (CA) F-35A
May 9-10 United States Wings Over Dalton Dalton USA (GA) F-16C
May 9-10 United States Dyess Big Country AirFest Abilene USA (TX) F-22A
May 16-17 United States Atlanta Airshow Peachtree City USA (GA) F-35A
May 16-17 United States JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: Power in the Pines Wrightstown USA (NJ) A-10C
May 16-17 United States JB Langley: AirPower Over Hampton Roads Langley USA (VA) F-22A
May 16-17 United States Shaw Air Expo Sumter USA (SC) F-16C
May 23-24 United States Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach Wantugh USA (NY) A-10C
May 23-24 United States Millville Wings & Wheels Millville USA (NJ) F-22A
May 24 United States Coca Cola 600 Concord USA (NC) F-16C
May 30-31 United States Hangar 24 SBD Airfest San Bernardino
USA (CA) F-35A
May 30-31 United States Scott AFB Airshow & Open House Belleville USA (IL) F-16C
Jun 6-7 United States Selfridge ANGB Airshow & Open House Mt. Clemens USA (MI) A-10C, F-22A
Jun 6-7 United States Wildwood AirFest North Wildwood USA (NJ) F-16C
Jun 13-14 United States OC Airshow Ocean City USA (MD) A-10C
Jun 13-14 United States Chippewa Valley Airshow Eau Claire USA (WI) F-16C
Jun 13-14 United States Wings Over Whiteman Knob Noster USA (MO) F-35A
Jun 20-21 United States Memphis Airshow Millington USA (TN) F-22A
Jun 26-28 United States Rhode Island Airshow Quonset USA (RI) F-22A
Jun 27-28 United States Dayton Airshow Dayton USA (OH) A-10C
Jun 27-28 United States ShrinersFest Evansville USA (IN) F-16C
Jun 27-28 United States Hill AFB: Utah Air Show – Warriors Over the Wasatch Ogden USA (UT) F-35A, F-16C
Jul 3 United States Dubuque Fireworks & Airshow Dubuque USA (IA) F-22A (HF)
Jul 3-5 United States Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow & Balloon Fiesta Battle Creek USA (MI) F-22A (HF)
Jul 3-5 United States Fair St. Louis St. Louis USA (MO) A-10C
Jul 3-5 United States Let Freedom Fly Airshow Pierre SD A-10C
Jul 4 United States Racine Airshow: Thunder Over North Beach Racine USA (WA) F-22A
Jul 4 United States Tacoma Freedom Fair & Airshow Tacoma USA (WA) F-35A
Jul 4-5 United States Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels Tacoma USA (WA) F-35A
Jul 4-5 United States National Cherry Festival Traverse City USA (NC) F-16C
Jul 11 United States America’s Freedom Fest Goshen USA (IN) A-10C
Jul 11-12 United Kingdom Flying Legends Duxford UK (ENG) F-16 (HF)
Jul 11-12 United States JB Elmendorf: Arctic Thunder Open House Anchorage USA (AK) F-22A, F-35A
Jul 17-19 United Kingdom Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford UK (ENG) F-16C
Jul 18 United States Kingsley Field ANGB: Sentry Eagle Open House Klamath Falls USA (OR) F-35A
Jul 18-19 Canada Cold Lake Airshow Cold Lake Canada (AB) A-10C
Jul 18-19 United States Duluth Air & Aviation Expo Duluth USA (MN) F-22A
Jul 20-26 United States EAA AirVenture Oshkosh USA (WI) F-16C, F-35A, F-22A (HF)
Jul 24-26 United States Tri-City Water Follies: Thunder Over the River Kennewick USA (WA) A-10C
Jul 25-26 United States Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee USA (WI) F-22A, F-16C (HF), F-35A (HF)
Jul 31-Aug 2 United States Seafair Airshow Seattle USA (WI) F-22A
Aug 1 United States Minot AFB: Northern Neighbors Day Minot USA (ND) F-16C
Aug 7-9 Canada Abbotsford Int’l Airshow Abbotsford Canada (BC) F-22A
Aug 14-16 Canada Edmonton Airshow Edmonton Canada (BC) A-10C
Aug 15-16 United States Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago USA (IL) F-35A
Aug 15-16 United States Great State of Maine Airshow Brunswick USA (ME) F-16C
Aug 22-23 United States Offutt AFB: Defenders of Freedom Airshow Omaha USA (NE) F-22A
Aug 26 United States Thunder Over the Boardwalk Atlantic City USA (NJ) A-10C
Aug 29 United States Mattoon Airshow Mattoon USA (IL) A-10C
Aug 29-30 United States New York Airshow New Windsor USA (NY) F-22A
Aug 29-30 United States Thunder Over Michigan Ypsilanti USA (MI) F-35A
Sep 5-7 Canada Canadian Int’l Air Show Toronto Canada (ON) A-10C
Sep 5-7 United States Cleveland National Airshow Cleveland USA (OH) F-16C
Sep 11-12 United States Owensboro Airshow Owensboro USA (KY) F-22A
Sep 12-13 United States Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow Baltimore Baltimore USA (MD) A-10C
Sep 16-20 United States STIHL National Championships Air Races Reno USA (NV) F-35A
Sep 18-20 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA) F-16C
Sep 19-20 United States NAS Oceana Airshow Virginia Beach USA (VA) A-10C
Sep 25-27 United States MCAS Miramar Airshow San Diego USA (CA) F-35A, F-22A
Sep 26-27 United States Oregon Int’l Airshow McMinnville USA (OR) F-16C
Oct 3-4 United States California Capital Airshow Sacramento USA (CA) F-35A
Oct 304 United States NVPC Point Mugu Airshow Point Mugu USA (CA) F-16C
Oct 9-11 United States Wings Over Houston Houston USA (TX) F-22A
Oct 10 United States Jacqueline Cochran Airshow Thermal USA (CA) F-35A (HF)
Oct 10-11 United States Edwards AFB: Aerospace Valley Airshow Edwards USA (CA) F-35A
Oct 10-11 United States San Francisco Fleet Week San Francisco USA (CA) F-16C
Oct 10-11 United States WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival New Orleans USA (LA) A-10C
Oct 15-17 United States NAS Pensacola: Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow Pensacola USA (FL) F-22A
Oct 17 United States Apple Valley Airshow Thermal USA (CA) F-35A (HF)
Oct 17-18 United States Central Coast AirFest Santa Maria USA (CA) F-35A
Oct 17-18 United States Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Dallas/Fort Worth USA (TX) A-10C
Oct 24-25 United States Little Rock ARB: Thunder Over the Rock Little Rock USA (AR) F-22A
Oct 24-25 United States Florida Int’l Airshow Punta Gorda USA (FL) F-16C
Oct 31-Nov 1 United States Central Florida Space & Air Show Sanford USA (FL) F-35A
Nov 6-8 United States Stuart Airshow Stuart USA (FL) A-10C, F-16C
Nov 7-9 United States New Orleans Airshow Belle Chasse USA (LA) F-22A
Nov 14-15 United States Hangar 24 AirFest Lake Havasu USA (AZ) F-16C
Nov 14-15 United States JB San Antonio Open House & Airshow San Antonio USA (TX) F-22A