Thunderbirds accelerate change with first-ever F-16 conversion

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conducted a local conversion of a traditional F-16 Fighting Falcon to a Thunderbirds demonstration aircraft over the past seven months, and this newest addition to the fleet successfully took flight on May 5, 2021, at … Continue reading

Thunderbirds announce new commander

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mark D. Kelly, has officially selected the next Thunderbird commander to lead the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2022 and 2023 demonstration seasons. Lt. Col. … Continue reading

Thunderbirds set to debut new aerial demonstration, ground show


The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will debut their redesigned aerial demonstration, to include an updated ground show performance, at the Cocoa Beach Air Show, Florida on April 17 and 18. Last year, the Thunderbirds were able … Continue reading

Thunderbirds Announce 2021 Showline

For as long as there has been jets in the sky, there have been maintainers launching them. For the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds,” it is no different. Every F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Thunderbirds has … Continue reading

2021 Thunderbird Support Manual COVID Supplement

2021 Thunderbird Support Manual COVID Supplement (Right Click, Download Linked File..)