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Jupiter Aerobatic Team turn back towards home after cancelling Singapore Airshow appearance

BATAM | Indonesia’s Jupiter Aerobatic Team made it within 30km of the Singapore Airshow before abruptly cancelling their visit and turning for home today.

Photo: Adam Landau

The team of six KT-1B Woongbis confirmed their participation in the prestigious show on Sunday 2nd February, flying to the event via the island of Batam, where they staged an aerial display. However, on Wednesday, the head of the Indonesian Air Force Information Service, Marsma Fajar Adriyanto, suddenly announced that the team would be turning back to their base in Yogyakarta.

Although no reason was given for the team’s cancellation, it could have been a move to protect the team from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with 18 cases confirmed in Singapore so far. Also on Wednesday, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force announced that their crack aerobatic team, August 1st, would be attending the event, supported by a pair of Il-76 transport aircraft based near the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began.

Photo: Tom Wittevrongel

The Republic of Korea’s own aerobatic team, the Black Eagles, had already cancelled their appearance at the show, again citing the coronavirus outbreak, and several exhibitors have pulled out.

Jupiter Aerobatic Team have twice flown at the Singapore Airshow; the team made their debut in 2014, but a diplomatic spat between Indonesia and Singapore saw the team abandon the event early. They returned in 2018, performing for the duration of the show.

The Singapore Airshow will be held on the 11th-16th February and will be open to the public on the final two days. For more information, read our guide to the Singapore Airshow.

Red Bull Air Race to be revived this year as the World Championship Air Race

One of aviation’s most popular sports series will make a welcome return just months after it was axed by its former title sponsor, Red Bull.

The World Championship Air Race (WCAR), established by Hong Kong businessman, banker and investor Michael Leung, is set to take off in the third quarter of 2020, according to an interview published on Open the Hangar Doors.

WCAR could only be established after the final series of the Red Bull Air Race ended in September 2019. With help from Red Bull Air Race pilots and officials, the new series received accreditation from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) – the aviation sports governing body – in December 2019. The next stage will be to set up the WCAR Academy, a training camp used to teach, mentor and test its participating pilots.

WCAR has also set up an aircraft electrification strategy and Mr Leung said his sport was committed to embracing electric technology.

Mr Leung said that he had a good relationship with former Red Bull Air Race host cities, and hoped to develop a global calendar of events over the coming years. He also said that he aimed to improve the race format, particularly for the Challenger Class, and to turn the Air Race into an all-round festival, with more for the crowd to enjoy than just the racing.

He added that, while setting up the new sport is an expensive endeavour, he was in the final stages of fundraising and expected to be able to reach his goal.

William Cruickshank, the former head of aviation and sport with the Red Bull Air Race, will be the series director of the World Championship Air Race according to the Italian aviation website MD80. According to MD80, Cruickshank is “100% convinced” that the new series will be able to take to the skies this year.

It was speculated that difficulty in finding host cities was a major problem in the final years of the Red Bull Air Race, but Cruickshank said he has approached new potential venues and recieved a positive response. Otherwise, Cruickshank said the format and rules would remain unchanged from the days of the Red Bull Air Race, at least for the short term.

The news comes just weeks after former race pilot Kirby Chambliss hinted that the series might return this year with a new title sponsor, having been saved by a Chinese investor. He said that, with Red Bull’s permission, he hoped to be able to participate in the new series.

The Blades, the racing team of Ben Murphy, have in the past expressed the intention to race again. They welcomed news of the new competition, tweeting: “Really excited to see that air race is returning! Wouldn’t it be great to have our Edge in the track again…

Challenger Class Dario Costa has also said he is involved in the new project and is excited to be racing again.

The Red Bull Air Race was created in 2003, but axed by Red Bull in 2019 due to insufficient outside interest. A total of 14 seasons and around 100 races were staged, with 14 pilots competing in the Master Class in the final years of the sport.

Blue Impulse told to “be ready” to participate in Olympic Games

MATSUSHIMA | The aerobatic team of the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force have been told to “be ready” to participate in this year’s Olympic Games, which are to be held in Tokyo.

On Friday 17th January, jets of the Blue Impulse began practicing drawing large rings in the sky over Higashi-Matsushima City, where the Olympic Torch is due to touch down on the 20th March.

The Air Self-Defence Force said it has not been decided whether Blue Impulse will participate in this year’s Games, but the team began practicing on Friday after the Olympic Organising Committee told them to prepare to participate in the torch arrival ceremony and other events.

Blue Impulse famously drew the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo summer Games, with five F-86 Sabres drawing the interlocking rings with white smoke at a height of around 10,000 feet. They also performed a short demonstration with coloured smoke, matching the colours of the Olympic rings, at the opening ceremony of the 1998 winter Games in Nagano.

The team have generally refrained from using coloured smoke in recent years amid concerns that chemicals could stain the ground. However, the Japan Times reported last month that the Air Self-Defence Force has improved its smoke and that the team are expected to draw the Olympic rings in full colour at March’s arrival ceremony.

The Blue Angels are no stranger to major international sporting fixtures. In 2002, the team performed a display over the first match of the FIFA World Cup. In September 2019, the team drew a cherry blossom with white smoke to mark the start of the Rugby World Cup. Blue Impulse are also well-known for drawing patterns in the sky during their display, including a five-pointed star.

Based at Matsushima, Blue Impulse currently fly six Kawasaki T-4 intermediate jet trainers in a white and blue paint scheme.

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.

Red Arrows Supervisor teases “some semblance of a tour” in 2020 during podcast

LAS VEGAS | Red 10 Sqn. Ldr. Adam Collins has teased a Red Arrows mini-tour in 2020, indicating the team will be heading to mainland Europe in the second half of the season.

Collins was speaking on the Show Centre Airshow Podcast with Ric Peterson, Matt Jolley and Rob Reider at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas when he was asked about his team’s 2020 season.

“I’m busy planning the season at the moment,” he said. “We’re going to be primarily in the UK this year. We’re then dipping in and out of [mainland] Europe for some semblance of a tour later on in the season, and we’ll see what shape that takes in a couple of months’ time.”

Ric Peterson, the commentator for the Sanicole Airshow in Belgium, then added: “I’ll get a chance to see you over in Europe again, without giving too much away from an upcoming schedule, but it looks like you may possibly be at Sanicole, and we’re looking forward to that.”

“Well, we’re looking at it at the moment. We still need to have our season ratified, but fingers crossed we’ll be at an airshow in Europe near you soon,” replied Collins.

The Red Arrows have recently returned from an 11-week tour of North America and are currently training for their 2020 season at RAF Scampton. Large-scale tours, like the team’s North America visit and their Far East tour of 2016, are typically up to two years in the making.

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

Live updates from the International Council of Air Shows Convention

LAS VEGAS | The biggest annual airshow convention will be held from the 9th-12th December, with a string of major announcements expected.

The schedules for the continent’s main demonstration teams were released on Tuesday 10th December, and contained few surprises. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels announced their schedules up until 2022, while the USAF’s single-ship demonstrations announced their 2020 calendar. The USMC also announced a limited event line up for their aircraft.

North of the border, the Snowbirds revealed their season will provisionally start in the USA on the 6th June – later than usual, thanks to an accident in October 2019 which delayed the start of their training. Further US appearences, including in Oshkosh, are planned. The CF-18 Demo Team will not be performing outside Canada.

The US Navy have announced plans for their 2020 season, including a total of 42 F/A-18F “Tac Demos” and Legacy Flights. They also plan to display the F-35C Lightning II.

A slew of other announcements are also expected, including details about the format for this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The show will see a reduced number of traditional aerobatic performers this year to accomodate a restructured warbird show, according to Show Centre: The Airshow Podcast.