Aerobatic Display Teams News
Thunderbirds announced 2014 officersPosted on Apr 14, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
The US Air Force Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds announced 2014 officer selections even the next season is uncertain as they cancelled almost entire 2013 due to budgetary cuts.
Blue Angels cancel all 2013 show seasonPosted on Apr 9, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
Just moments ago, the official US NAVY statement announced the cancellation of all remaining Blue Angels demonstrations and practices for the 2013 season. Another sad news for all US airshow fans, as earlier, USAF Thunderbirds cancelled their 2013 show season. I will remind you that even in Vietnam War both teams not interrupted their displays. Blue Angels interrupted their seasons twice: from July 1950 until October 1951 due to Korean War and from 26 July 1973 until 1974.
Silver Falcons likely off the shows in 2013Posted on Apr 5, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
South African Air Force aerobatic team Silver Falcons will be withdrawn from Air Shows and public events for the 2013 financial year. – said their official website. There is no official statement about Silver Falcons' grounding yet, but this is the most likely scenario.
Black Eagles became separate unitPosted on Apr 3, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
On ceremony at Wonju Air Base on April 1st, the Black Eagles has been promoted to the 53rd Air Demonstration Group from the 239th Aerobatic Flight Squadron. The flight and maintenance squadrons are officially placed under the same group, so Black Eagles is expected to run in a more stable and efficient way.
Two Halcones members killed in crashPosted on Mar 16, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
Two members of the Chilean Air Force aerobatic team "Halcones", died in crash on March 15, at Quintero Air Base, 70 miles northeast of Santiago. The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. local time during routine training flight.
Thunderbirds grounded from April 1stPosted on Mar 2, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
The US Government sequestrations hit the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, so the team will perform for the last at Titusville Air Show, 23-24 March. All remaining 2013 show season is cancel, beginning April 1.
Red Arrows relocated at Cranwell temporarilyPosted on Jan 25, 2013 by aerobaticteams.net
Due to essential maintenance of the Scampton runway, RAF display team the Red Arrows will operate from Cranwell Air Base. The team departure to Royal Air Force Akrotiri in Cyprus for winter training in the beginning of March, and will return to UK in May. Until then, the Scampton runway maintenance procedures should be done.