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.
The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2015 at the opening of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 1. The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
Feb. 22: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 8: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
March 14-15: Titusville, Fla.
March 21-22: Lancaster, Calif.
March 28-29: Keesler AFB, Miss.
March 31- April 5: Easter Break
April 11-12: Tyndall AFB, Fla.
April 18: Louisville, Ky.
April 25-26: Lakeland, Fla.
May 2-3: Dyess AFB, Texas
May 9-10: Millville, N.J.
May 16-17: Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
May 23-24: Wantagh (Jones Beach), N.Y.
May 28: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
May 30-31: Aurora, Colo.
June 6-7: Waco, Texas
June 13-14: Whiteman AFB, Mo.
June 20-21: Dayton, Ohio
June 27-28: Mankato, Minn.
July 4-5: Traverse City, Mich.
July 11-12: Gary, Ind.
July 18-19: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
July 22: Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 25-26: Milwaukee, Wis.
July 28 – August 2: Mid-Season Break
August 8-9: La Crosse, Wisc.
Aug. 15-16: Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
Aug. 22-23: Open Date
Aug. 29-30: Midland, Texas
Sept. 5-7: Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 12-13: Owensboro, Ky.
Sept. 19-20: JB Andrews, Md.
Sept. 26-27: Millington, Tenn.
Oct. 3-4: Mather (Sacramento), Calif.
Oct. 10-11: Grand Junction, Colo.
Oct. 17-18: Houston, Texas
Oct. 24-25: Lake Charles, La.
Oct. 31-1 Nov.: JBSA Randolph, Texas
Nov. 7-8: Moody AFB, Ga.
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. Click show dates above for additional information.