Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show
CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show.
New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance...
2 Blue Angels planes touch during midair practice run
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says two Blue Angels jets touched midair during a practice run in the Florida Panhandle.
Navy spokeswoman Lt. Michelle Tucker tells the Pensacola News...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials with an annual air show in Ohio say an estimated 49,000 people attended the weekend event, down from closer to 62,000 last year.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A stunt pilot won't be able participate in this weekend's Dayton air show after engine trouble forced him to land on an Ohio road.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale...
PARIS (AP) — Boeing's post-crash business slump may be coming to an end.
The plane maker said Thursday that it's in negotiations with several customers interested in buying the 737 Max jet,...
PARIS (AP) — American Airlines is buying 50 new long-range planes from Airbus, giving a big boost to the just-launched A321XLR model and spurring Boeing to push ahead to develop a rival...
Thunderbirds’ return highlights annual air show
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The return of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds highlights this weekend's Dayton Air Show in Ohio.
The Army's Golden Knights demonstration team will also take part in the...
PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again.
The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and...
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Air Show (all times local):
The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes...
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the...
France, Germany sign European jet fighter deal
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — France, Germany and Spain agreed Monday to develop a European fighter jet and air combat system, as they bolster efforts to reduce their dependency on the United...
PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he...
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to attend Paris Air Show
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is taking a state delegation to the upcoming Paris Air Show.
The Alabama delegation includes economic development specialists, elected...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A German pilot of a small stunt plane was killed Saturday after his aircraft plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland,...
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Commissioners of a Mississippi airport and five of the airport's staff members are planning a 12-day trip in June to attend the International Paris Air Show, at public...
Small plane loses front landing gear upon arrival
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane was damaged while landing at a Florida air show.
A Lakeland police news release says the front landing gear of a twin-engine Beechcraft...
Flooding forces cancellation of Offutt air show
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Flooding has forced the Air Force to cancel the 2019 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha.
Indiana base preparing for 90,000 to attend air show
BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) — Businesses near the Grissom Air Reserve Base in north central Indiana already are gearing up for its air show later this year.
Pilot killed when 2 jets collide at India air show
US Army Golden Knights to perform at Dayton Air Show
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the U.S Army Golden Knights will join attractions already announced for the 2019 Dayton Air Show.
Air show officials also say Team Oracle with Sean Tucker and Johnny De Gennaro will be featured in the show scheduled for June 22-23 at Dayton International Airport.
The Golden Knights, formed in 1959, are the Army's official demonstration team. Members are drawn from U.S. Army paratroopers who have demonstrated excellence in parachuting skills.
National Guard cancels air show over deployments
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has canceled its annual air show, one of the most popular events in the state in the summer.
The Guard says it expects more than 500 troops will be deployed in 2019 during the traditional timeframe of the Open House Air Show in Quonset.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Callahan in a statement said they could neither compromise the training of those being deployed, nor the planning of the air show.
Local groups receive money raised at National Guard air show
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The money raised at the Rhode Island National Guard's annual open house and air show has been donated to several local organizations.
The National Guard Association of Rhode Island, the primary sponsor of the air show, presented the donations on Thursday.
The air show is one of the most popular events of the summer, drawing large crowds to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in June.
More attractions added to Dayton Air Show for 2019
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five more attractions will be featured at the 2019 Dayton Air Show, along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced earlier.
Show officials say the British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Jacquie B are the latest attractions added to the show set for June 22-23 at Dayton International Airport.
Navy jet demonstration team to perform at Nevada air show
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Navy's Blue Angels jet demonstration team is scheduled to perform next week at a northern Nevada air show.
The team's F/A-18 jets flown by Navy and Marine Corps pilots are scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday during the Aviation Roundup at the Minden-Tahoe Airport near Carson City.
NY National Guard members heading to S. Africa for air show
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A contingent from the New York Air and Army National Guard will be heading to Africa this weekend to participate in the continent's largest air show.
The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says 38 soldiers and airmen will depart Saturday for the African Aerospace and Defence Air Show being held next week in Pretoria, South Africa.
F-16 pilot: It’s about the busiest you’ll ever be in life
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When people watch air shows like Saturday's Red Tails Over Montgomery, odds are they have no idea what the pilots above them are going through.
"It's about the busiest you'll ever be in your life," said Capt. Don Roney of the 187th Fighter Wing. He's an F-16 pilot, but for Red Tails Over Montgomery he's the air operations officer in charge of making sure the flying goes off without a hitch.
Next Great State of Maine Air Show won’t be until 2020
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Aviation buffs are going to have to wait a bit longer for the Great State of Maine Air Show.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority intends to wait until 2020 for its next air show. That'll be three years after the most recent show featuring the Navy Blue Angels and other big-name acts.
Families mark 30th anniversary of Ramstein air show disaster
BERLIN (AP) — Survivors and the families of those killed during a 1988 air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the aviation disaster in Germany.
A religious ceremony was planned Tuesday to remember the 70 people who died when three Italian stunt planes collided on Aug. 28, 1988.
One of the planes crashed into a crowd of spectators, injuring more than 1,000 people. Hundreds of people at the show suffered life-changing burns.
Indiana veteran who wanted final flight dies after reunion
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran from western Indiana had his last wish fulfilled by his reunited Army comrades, who flew in the Terre Haute Air Show.
Terre Haute Air Show predicted to draw as many as 70,000
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of this weekend's Terre Haute Air Show are predicting it will draw 60,000 to 70,000 people.
Rick Burger, a member of the planning committee, tells the Tribune-Star the caliber of the show has people from the East Coast and the West Coast attending.
Thousands watch aerobatics at Romania’s intl air show
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians gathered at an airfield on the edge of the capital, Bucharest, for a weekend of aerobatics and air power offered by more than 200 pilots and 150 aircraft from multiple countries.
The thundering noise of jet engines was heard across most of the city as participants in the Bucharest International Air Show 2018 started their practice runs.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Interstate 90 floating bridge between Mercer Island and Seattle will be closed at various times starting Thursday as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels roar overhead.
The Washington Department of Transportation says the bridge will be closed to traffic during practices on Thursday and during the Seafair Air Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Small plane lands on Chicago’s busy Lake Shore Drive
CHICAGO (AP) — A small plane carrying a pilot and one passenger made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive, halting southbound traffic on a major Chicago thoroughfare hugging Lake Michigan.
Authorities say no vehicles were struck when the single-engine aircraft landed during the early stages of Friday's evening rush hour.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kelly Armstrong is hitting every parade and chamber of commerce meeting he can find to bring attention to his North Dakota congressional campaign. He's about to take it up a notch — a big one — by jumping out of an airplane before a crowd of thousands at the Fargo AirSho.
Thunderbirds air show draws record crowd at Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A record number of people turned out to watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform aerial feats above Cheyenne in southeast Wyoming this week.
Cheyenne Frontier Days official Col. Matt Dillow says nearly 18,900 spectators attended the air show on Wednesday even though the show was delayed an hour and a half because of clouds.
NTSB says poor judgment caused Oregon air show crash
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot killed in a crash at a Central Oregon air show two summers ago used poor judgment and calculations when performing a low-altitude loop.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Aviation enthusiasts in North Dakota will have the opportunity this summer to see two of the military's top aerial demonstration teams.
The Minot Daily News reports that the Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds both are scheduled to come to the state.
LONDON (AP) — Airbus and Boeing say demand for aircraft surged at the Farnborough International Airshow amid increased passenger and cargo traffic.
The world's biggest commercial aircraft makers reported firm orders and commitments for future purchases worth tens of billions of dollars as the show's commercial side ended Thursday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are coming to Massachusetts.
The precision aerial demonstration team is scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday at the Great New England Air and Space Show at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.
It's the first time the Thunderbirds have performed at Westover in a decade.
Officials: Estimated 62,000 attend annual air show
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say this year's Dayton Air Show in southwestern Ohio drew an estimated 62,000 people.
The U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor headlined the weekend show at Dayton International Airport. The estimated attendance last year was 44,000, down from around 51,000 in 2016.
This year's show marked the return of military demonstration teams after some scrapped performances the past two years.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels are set to soar over Ohio this weekend for this year's Dayton Air Show.
The Dayton Daily News reports the fighter jet team is headlining the event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Dayton International Airport.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Free trains are running to one of the most popular events of the summer, the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show.
The show is Saturday and Sunday at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown.
Traffic typically becomes heavily congested. Large crowds are expected this year to see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
The state Department of Transportation worked with the show's organizers to offer free trains to get to and from the event.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — The second day of a weekend airshow at a U.S. Air Force base in southwestern Idaho has been dedicated to the veteran hang glider pilot who died in Saturday's crash.
Air Force officials identified the pilot killed as Dan Buchanan. They said Sunday's Gunfighter Skies Air & Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base will continue in his honor and the support he provided to its airshows.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Terre Haute Air Show is months away, but organizers say thousands of tickets have already been sold.
The Tribune-Star reports that as of Thursday nearly 10,000 tickets have been purchased, generating about $150,000 in revenue. Organizers say tickets for the VIP tent on the first day are nearly sold out.