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.

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”

2021 Show Season Schedule:

April 10-11: Panama City, Florida – “Tyndall AFB Gulf Coast Salute”

April 17-18: Titusville, Florida – “Space Coast Warbird Airshow”

April 24-25: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona – “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona”

May 1-2: St. Joseph, Missouri – “Sound of Speed Airshow and 139AW Open House”

May 8-9: Barksdale AFB, Louisiana – “Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show”

May 27: Colorado Springs, Colorado – “USAFA Graduation 2021 Flyover”

May 30-31: Wantagh, New York – “Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach”

June 5-6: Smyrna, Tennessee – “The Great Tennessee Airshow”

June 12-13: Fairchild AFB, Washington – “Inland Northwest Skyfest 2021″

June 19-20: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma – “Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show”

June 26-27: Saguenay, Quebec – “The Bagotville International Airshow 2021″

July 3-4: Traverse City, Michigan – “National Cherry Festival Airshow”

July 10-11: Dayton, Ohio – “Dayton Airshow”

July 21: F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”

July 24-25: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – “Milwaukee Air and Water Show”

July 31-August 1: McMinnville, Oregon – “Oregon International Airshow”

August 14-15: Westfield, Massachusetts – “Westfield International Airshow”

August 18: Atlantic City, New Jersey – “Thunder Over The Boardwalk Airshow”

August 28-29: Boise, Idaho – “Gowen Thunder 2021 Open House And Airshow”

September 4-6: Cleveland, Ohio – “Cleveland National Air Show”

September 11-12: Portsmouth, New Hampshire – “Pease Open House”

September 18-19: Reno, Nevada – “National Championship Air Races”

September 25-26: Mather, California – “California Captial Airshow”

October 2-3: San Juan, Puerto Rico – “2021 Puerto Rico International Airshow”

October 9-10: Houston, Texas – “Wings Over Houston Airshow”

 

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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