Show Season

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about.

The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

2019 Show Season Schedule:

February 3: Super Bowl LIII, Atlanta, Georgia (Flyover)

February 17: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida (Flyover)

March 3: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada (Flyover)

March 23-24: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona – “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona”

March 30-31: Travis AFB, California – “Thunder over the Bay”

April 6-7: Waco, Texas – “Heart of Texas Air Show”

April 27-28: Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina – “Wings over Wayne Air Show”

May 4-5: Keesler, AFB, Mississippi – “Thunder over the Sound Air Show”

May 11-12: JB Andrews, Maryland – “JB Andrews Air Show”

May 18: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico – “Kirtland AFB Air Show”

May 25-26: Wantagh, New York – “Jones Beach Air Show”

May 30: USAF Academy, Colorado

June 8-9: Fort Wayne, Indiana – “Fort Wayne Air show”

June 15-16: Mankato, Minnesota – “Minnesota Air Spectacular”

June 22-23: Dayton, Ohio – “Dayton Air Show”

June 29-30: Traverse City, Michigan

July 13-14: Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

July 20-21: Fargo, North Dakota – “Fargo Air Show”

July 24: Cheyenne, Wyoming – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”

July 27-28: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – “Milwaukee Air and Water Show”

August 10-11: Abbotsford, British Columbia – “Abbotsford International Air Show”

August 17-18: Sioux Falls, South Dakota – “Sioux Falls Air Show”

August 21: Atlantic City, New Jersey – “Atlantic City Air Show”

August 24-25: Rochester, New York – “Rochester International Air Show”

August 31- September 2: Cleveland, Ohio – “Cleveland National Air Show”

September 7-8: Grissom ARB, Indiana – “Grissom Air Reserve Base Air Show”

September 14-15: Reno, Nevada – “National Championship Air Races”

September 21-22: NAS Oceana, Virginia – “Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show”

September 28-29: Robins AFB, Georgia – “Robins AFB Air Show”

October 5-6: Huntington Beach, California – “Great Pacific Air Show”

October 12-13: Hampton, Georgia – “Atlanta Air Show”

October 19-20: Houston, Texas – “Wings Over Houston Air Show”

October 26-27: Sheppard AFB, Texas – “Sheppard AFB Air Show”

November 2-3: Punta Gorda, Florida – “Florida International Air Show”

November 16-17: Nellis AFB, Nevada – “Aviation Nation”


2020 Show Season Schedule:

February 16: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida (Flyover)

Mar 14: Laughlin AFB, Texas – “Fiesta Of Flight”

Mar 21-22: Luke AFB, Arizona – “Luke Days Air and Space Expo”

Mar 28-29: March ARB, Calif. – “March Field Air and Space Expo: Thunder Over the Empire”

April 4-5: Lakeland, Florida – “Sun-N-Fun Fly In & Expo”

April 18-19: Maxwell AFB, Alabama –  “Beyond the Horizon Air & Space Show”

April 25-26: Columbus AFB, Mississippi – “Wings Over Columbus”

May 2-3: Fort Lauderdale, Florida   “Fort Lauderdale Air Show”

May 9-10: Beale AFB, Calif. –  “Wings Over Recce Town, USA”

May 16-17: Shaw AFB, South Carolina – “Shaw Air and Space Expo”

May 23-24: Miami Beach, Florida – “Miami Beach Air & Sea Show”

May 28: Colorado Springs, Colorado – “USAFA Graduation Fly Over”

June 6-7: Salinas, Calif. – “California International Airshow”

June 13-14: Ocean City, Maryland – “OC Air Show”

June 20-21: Youngstown ARB, Ohio – “Thunder Over The Valley”

June 27-28: Hill AFB, Utah – “Warriors Over Wasatch Air & Space Show”

July 4-5: Battle Creek, Michigan – “Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival”

July 11-12: JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska – “Artic Thunder Open House”

July 18-19: Duluth, Minnisota – “Duluth Air & Aviation Expo”

July 22: F.E Warren AFB, Wyoming  – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”

July 25-26: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota – “Ellsworth Air & Space Show”

August 1-2: Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota – “Grand Forks AFB Air Show”

August 15-16: Chicago, Illinois – “Chicago Air & Water Show”

August 22-23: Avoca, PA – “Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow”

August 26: Atlantic City, New Jersey – “Atlantic City Thunder Over The Boardwalk Airshow

August 29-30: New Windsor, New York – “New York Air Show”

September 5-6: Gardner, Kansas – “KC Air Show 2020″

September 12-13: London (Ontario), Canada – “Airshow London”

September 19-20: Huntington Beach, Calif. – “Pacific Airshow”

October 3-4: Minden, Nevada – “Aviation Roundup Airshow”

October 10-11: Edwards AFB, Calif. – “Aerospace Valley Air & Space Show”

October 17-18: Fort Worth, Texas – “Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show”

October 24-25: Rome, Georgia – “Wings Over North Georgia”

October 31-November 1: Sanford, Florida  – “Central Florida Air and Space Show”

November 7-8: New Orleans, Louisiana – “NASJRB New Orleans Air Show”

November 14-15: San Antonio, Texas – “2020 JBSA Air & Space Show & Open House”

Admission to air shows at military installations are generally free and open to the public. Cost for attendees at civilian air show sites may vary. Please check show sites for prices, the Thunderbirds do not have that information.

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