Military Demonstration Teams Go Retro | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-06.17.24

Airborne-NextGen-06.18.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.12.24 Airborne-FltTraining-06.13.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.14.24

Mon, Apr 01, 2024

Military Demonstration Teams Go Retro

A-4 Skyhawks, F-100s Return To The Air Show Circuit Next Year

04.01.24 Aero-News April 1 Special Edition (Classic) 

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are going retro, bringing back some of their classic airplanes for the next air show season.

The two teams jointly announced April 1 that the Blue Angels will fly the next season in A-4 Skyhawks, while the Thunderbirds will take to the skies in F-100 Super Sabres.

The Blue Angels flew the A-4 Skyhawks from 1974 to 1986. The Navy determined that they had the best chance of finding and getting a team of seven A-4s in the air, rather than going back to something earlier.

"The A-4 is an airplane that many fans will recognize, and still give us the capability to put on much the same show as we do today," said RADM Richard T. Brophy, commander of the Naval Air Training Command.

"They always were a great airplane, and we're looking forward to presenting that part of our heritage during the next air show season.

Not to be outdone, the U.S. Army Golden Knights said they will bring back round parachutes for at least a portion of their shows. "We want to pay homage to those thousands of troops who dropped into combat zones using a classic round canopy," US Army Recruiting Command Commanding General Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis.

"It will add some uncertainty to where the soldiers will land, but we're working through all those questions. It's going to be great! I'd be first in line to jump with one."

FMI: www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.htmlwww.blueangels.navy.milafthunderbirds.com

Advertisement

More News

ANN FAQ: Submit a News Story!

Have A Story That NEEDS To Be Featured On Aero-News? Here’s How To Submit A Story To Our Team Some of the greatest new stories ANN has ever covered have been submitted by our>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.12.24)

“The legislation now includes a task force with industry representation ensuring that we have a seat at the table and our voice will be heard as conversations about the futur>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.24)

Aero Linx: Waco Museum The WACO Historical Society, in addition to preserving aviation's past, is also dedicated and actively works to nurture aviation's future through its Learnin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.24): Adcock Range

Adcock Range National low-frequency radio navigation system (c.1930-c.1950) replaced by an omnirange (VOR) system. It consisted of four segmented quadrants broadcasting Morse Code >[...]

Airborne Affordable Flyers 06.06.24: 200th ALTO, Rotax SB, Risen 916iSV

Also: uAvionix AV-Link, Does Simming Make Better Pilots?, World Games, AMA National Fun Fly Czech sportplane manufacturer Direct Fly has finished delivering its 200th ALTO NG, the >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC