The 916ARW has shipped out their last KC-135 tanker as they began their transition to the KC-46 tanker. For complete details of the event at select the link below to view the 916th's send-off for their first tail in & last tail out, 0349: http://ow.ly/J4xw50yRhrc
Airshow cancellations courtesy of airshowstuff.com
Coronavirus-related Airshow Cancellations
March 13-14: 2020 MCAS Yuma Airshow (Yuma, AZ) – Canceled March 14: NAF El Centro Airshow (El Centro, CA) – Canceled March 14: Fiesta of Flight (Laughlin AFB, TX) – Canceled March 21-22: LA County Airshow (Lancaster, CA) – Canceled March 21-22: Luke Days Air and Space Expo (Luke AFB, AZ) – Canceled March 28-29: MacDill Air Fest (Tampa, FL) – Postponed indefinitely March 28-29: March Field Air and Space Expo: Thunder Over the Empire (Riverside, CA) – Postponed indefinitely
April 2-5: Sun-N-Fun Fly-In (Lakeland, FL) – Postponed to May 5-10 April 4-5: Wings Over South Texas (NAS Kingsville, TX) – Canceled April 18 – Thunder Over Louisville (Louisville, KY) – Postponed to August 15 April 18-19: Joint Base Charleston Air & Space Expo (Charleston, SC) – Canceled April 18-19: True Air & Space Show (Maxwell AFB, AL) – Canceled April 25-26: Wings Over Columbus (Columbus AFB, MS) – Canceled April 25-26: Vero Beach Air Show (Vero Beach, FL) – Postponed indefinitely April 26: Pacific Coast Dream Machines (Half Moon Bay, CA) – Canceled
May 1-3: Leaseweb Manassas Airshow (Manassas, VA) – Canceled May 2-3: MCAS Cherry Point Air Show and Open House (MCAS Cherry Point, NC) – Canceled May 2-3: Fort Lauderdale Air Show (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Postponed indefinitely May 5 – Aresenal of Democracy Flyover (Washington, DC) – Postponed to September 25 May 9-10: Dyess Big Country Airfest (Dyess AB, TX) – Canceled May 9-10: Wings Over Recce Town (Beale AFB, CA) – Canceled May 16-17: Power In The Pines Open House & Air Show 2020 (JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ) – Canceled May 29-30: Go Wheels Up! Texas/AOPA Fly-In (San Marcos, TX) – Postponed indefinitely
June 6-7 Wildwood Airshow (Wildwood, NJ) – Canceled
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The Teak Publishing Company is pleased to announce the release of its latest eBook in the Milcom Archive series – The Spectrum Monitor Volume 2 (2019) by Larry Van Horn.
Some of the topics covered in this new book during 2019 include: • Base/Unit Profiles: TAW-5 (NAS Whiting Field FL), 180FW (Toledo OH), 14FTW (Columbus AFB MS), Phantoms in the Desert (Nevada Statewide Milair), and MCAS Cherry Point NC • Profiles for the Venezuela Military, Pakistan, and Indian Navies • A North American DoD Aerial Refueling Profile and Frequencies • Monitoring Government/Military Aircraft in the VHF Aircraft Band • Monitoring the Air Route Traffic Control Centers: FAA ARTCC Special Use Frequencies, Atlanta ARTCC • Profiles for the DoD HFHCS HF Radio Network and various USAF HF ALE networks • Aircraft Spotting in the Digital Age (ADS-B) • Military Call Sign Lists • WWV/WWVH Military Broadcasts • Monitoring the Weather, the Old Fashion Way
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This third eBook in the series incorporates the first two years of his TSM Milcom columns written from September 2017 to the end of 2018. These Milcom columns documented HF military frequencies (both foreign and U.S.), and VHF/UHF spectrum military frequencies, mostly for U.S. based monitors. This third book in the series has over 200 pages of frequencies, call signs, monitoring tips, and how-to style articles.
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The Blue Angels have announced the following air show cancellations:
-April 4-5, Wings Over South Texas - Kingsville, TX
-April 18-19, JB Charleston SC Air Expo
-April 25-26, Vero Beach Air Show, FL
-May 2-3, MCAS Cherry Point, NC -May 9-10, Dyess Big Country Air Fest, TX
-May 16-17, Power in the Pines Air Show - McGuire, NJ We will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance from the DoD and air shows.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron’s 2020 Show Season has been postponed until May due to the growing concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak.
Air Force leadership suspended all outreach activities and support to community events through May 15, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the risk and exposure of military members, their families, and the general public to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, on-base and civilian sponsored airshows.
“The health and safety of our team, air show support personnel and attendees is our top priority and we take the current COVID-19 situation very seriously,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and leader. “During this time, we will focus our efforts on practicing preventative health measures to maintain our team’s readiness to perform world-class demonstrations for the American public after the eventual resumption of our show season.”
The Thunderbirds will continue to monitor this evolving situation and work with Headquarters Air Force to provide updates regarding our operations and the resumption of the 2020 show season.