Events

June 15, 2016
 

Thunderbirds return to 2016 demonstration schedule

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have announced the return to the 2016 demonstration schedule. The Thunderbirds temporarily stood down for two weekends following an aircraft mishap on June 2 after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation flyover in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently announced the return to the 2016 demonstration schedule, beginning this weekend in Ocean City, Md.

The Thunderbirds will perform at Hill Air Force Base’s Warriors Over The Wasatch open house and air show June 25-26.

The Thunderbirds temporarily stood down for two weekends following an aircraft mishap on June 2 after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation flyover in Colorado Springs, Colo. During the stand-down, the Team supported the safety investigation to collect details of the mishap.

The team looks forward to Thunderbird #6, Maj. Alex Turner, returning to fly early this week.

“His timeline to return to the demonstration will be made as Major Turner gets back into the air.  We want to ensure that Alex is physically and mentally ready to go,” said Lt. Col. Chris Hammond, Thunderbird #1, commander/leader.

“I have 100 percent confidence in our team and our training to go out and perform a safe and exciting demonstration,” said Hammond. “The Thunderbirds are comprised of 130 incredible professionals who believe in the importance of our mission to represent the world’s greatest Air Force.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

LA County Air Show set for March 24-25

Air Show to honor Skunk Works 75th anniversary The Los Angeles County Air Show (LACAS) organizers along with Presenting Sponsor, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, have announced that the Los Angeles County Air Show returns to General William J. Fox Airfield on March 24 and 25, 2018. This year’s theme — “First, Fastest and Farthest —...
 
 
Tbird-schedule

Thunderbirds announce 2018/2019 schedule

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 year...
 
 
Navy photograph by PO3 Michael Lopez

Blue Angels announce 2018 air show schedule changes, release 2019 schedule

Navy photograph by PO3 Michael Lopez F/A-18C Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform an aerial demonstration during the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (Fla.) Air Show. The show ...