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.

2021 Show Season Schedule:

February 14: Daytona Beach, Florida – “Daytona 500″

March 7: Las Vegas, Nevada – “Las Vegas Motor Speedway Flyover”

April 17-18: Cocoa Beach, Florida – “Cocoa Beach Air Show”

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

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

May 26: Colorado Springs, Colorado – “USAFA Graduation 2021 Flyover”

May 29-30: Wantagh, New York – “Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach”

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

June 19-20: Ocean City, Maryland – “OC Air Show”

July 10-11: Dayton, Ohio – “Dayton Air Show”

July 17-18: Binghamton, New York – “Greater Binghamton Air Show”

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

July 28: F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”

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

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

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 Air Show”

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

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

October 16-17: Sanford, Florida – “Central Florida Air & Space Show”

October 23-24: Lancaster, California – “Los Angeles County Air Show”

October 30-31: Salinas, California – “California International Air Show”

November 6-7: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona – “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona”

2022 Show Season Schedule:

March 19-20: Luke AFB, Arizona – “Luke Days Air & Space Expo”

March 26-27: Columbus AFB, Mississippi – “Wings Over Columbus”

April 2-3: Shaw AFB, South Carolina – “Thunder Over the Midlands”

April 9-10: Lakeland, Florida – “SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo”

April 23-24: JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas – “JBSA Kelly Field Air & Space Show”

April 30-May 1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – “Fort Lauderdale Air Show”

May 14-15: March ARB, California – “March Field Air & Space Expo”

May 25: Colorado Springs, Colorado – “USAFA Graduation 2022 Flyover”

June 4-5: Fort Wayne, Indiana – “Fort Wayne Open House & Air Show”

June 11-12: Ocean City, Maryland – “OC Air Show”

June 18-19: Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota – “Grand Forks AFB Air Show”

June 25-26: Hill AFB, Utah – “Warriors Over the Wasatch Air & Space Show”

July 2-3: Battle Creek, Michigan – “Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival”

July 16-17: Duluth, Minnesota – “Duluth Air and Aviation Expo”

July 23-24: Great Falls, Montana – “Fight Over the Falls”

July 27: Cheyenne, Wyoming – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”

July 30-31: JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska – “Arctic Thunder Air Show”

August 20-21: Chicago, Illinois – “Chicago Air & Water Show”

August 24: Atlantic City, New Jersey – “Atlantic City Air Show”

August 27-28: Avoca, Pennsylvania – “Scranton Armed Forces Air Show”

September 3-4: New Century, Kansas – “KC Air Show”

September 10-11: Baltimore, Maryland – “Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore”

September 17-18: JB Andrews, Maryland – “JB Andrews Air Show”

September 24-25: McConnell AFB, Kansas – “Frontiers in Flight Open House & Air Show”

October 1-2: Huntington Beach, California – “The Great Pacific Air Show”

October 15-16: Edwards AFB, California – “Aerospace Valley Air Show”

October 22-23: Fort Worth, Texas – “Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show”

October 29-30: Sanford, Florida – “Central Florida Air & Space Show”

November 5-6: Nellis AFB, Nevada – “Aviation Nation Air Show”

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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