Thunderbirds release 2019/2020 show season 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 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.

2019 Show Season Schedule:
February 17: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Flyover)

March 3: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (Flyover)
March 14: Creech Appreciation Day, Indian Springs, Nev.
March 23-24: Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. – “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona”
March 30-31: Travis AFB, Calif.

April 6-7: Waco, Texas – “Heart of Texas Air Show”
April 13-14: Open Date
April 27-28: Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. – “Wings over Wayne Open House”

May 4-5: Keesler, AFB, Miss.
May 11-12: JB Andrews, Md. – “JB Andrews Air Show”
May 18: Kirtland AFB, N.M. – “Kirtland AFB Air Show”
May 25-26: Wantagh, N.Y. – “Jones Beach Air Show”
May 30: USAF Academy, Colo.

June 1-2: Offutt AFB, Neb. – “Defenders of Freedom Air Show”
June 8-9: Fort Wayne, Ind. – “Fort Wayne Air show”
June 15-16: Mankato, Minn. – “Minnesota Air Spectacular”
June 22-23: Dayton, Ohio – “Dayton Air Show”
June 29-30: North Kingstown, R.I.

July 13-14: Rionegro (Medellin), Colombia
July 20-21: Fargo, N.D. – “Fargo Air Show”
July 24: Cheyenne, Wyo. – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”
July 27-28: Milwaukee, Wisc. – “Milwaukee Air and Water Show”

Aug. 10-11: Abbotsford, British Columbia – “Abbotsford International Air Show”
Aug. 17-18: Sioux Falls, S.D. – “Sioux Falls Air Show”
Aug. 21: Atlantic City, N.J. – “Atlantic City Air Show”
Aug. 24-25: Rochester, N.Y. – “Rochester International Air Show”
Aug. 31- September 2: Cleveland, Ohio – “Cleveland National Air Show”

Sept. 7-8: Grissom ARB, Ind. – “Grissom Air Reserve Base Air Show”
Sept. 14-15: Reno, Nev. – “National Championship Air Races”
Sept. 21-22: NAS Oceana, Va. – “Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show”
Sept. 28-29: Robins AFB, Ga. – “Robins AFB Air Show”

Oct. 5-6: San Juan, Puerto Rico – “Puerto Rico International Air Show”
Oct. 12-13: Hampton, Ga. – “Atlanta Air Show”
Oct. 19-20: Houston, Texas – “Wings Over Houston Air Show”
Oct. 26-27: Sheppard AFB, Texas – “Sheppard AFB Air Show”

November 2-3: Punta Gorda, Fla. – “Florida International Air Show”
November 15-17: Nellis AFB, Nev. – “Aviation Nation”

2020 Show Season Schedule:
March 14: Laughlin AFB, Texas – “Fiesta Of Flight”
March 21-22: Luke AFB, Ariz. – “Luke Days Air and Space Expo”
March 28-29: March ARB, Calif. – “March Field Air and Space Expo: Thunder Over the Empire”

April 4-5: Lakeland, Fla. – “Sun-N-Fun Fly In & Expo”
April 18-19: Maxwell AFB, Ala. –  “True Air & Space Show”
April 25-26: Columbus AFB, Miss. – “Wings Over Columbus”

May 2-3: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   “Fort Lauderdale Air Show”
May 9-10: Beale AFB, Calif. – “Wings Over Recce Town, USA”
May 16-17: Shaw AFB, S.C. – “Shaw Air and Space Expo”
May 23-24: Miami Beach, Fla. – “Miami Beach Air & Sea Show”
May 28: Colorado Springs, Colo. – “USAFA Graduation Fly Over”

June 6-7: Salinas, Calif. – “California International Airshow”
June 13-14: Ocean City, Md. – “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, Mich. – “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, Minn. – “Duluth Air & Aviation Expo”
July 22: F.E Warren AFB, Wyo.  – “Cheyenne Frontier Days”
July 25-26: Ellsworth AFB, S.D. – “Ellsworth Air & Space Show”

Aug. 1-2: Grand Forks AFB, N.D. – “Grand Forks AFB Air Show”
Aug. 15-16: Chicago, Ill. – “Chicago Air & Water Show”
Aug. 22-23: Avoca, Penn. – “Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow”
Aug. 26: Atlantic City, N.J. – “Atlantic City Thunder Over The Boardwalk Airshow
Aug. 29-30: New Windsor, N.Y. – “New York Air Show”

Sept. 12-13: London (Ontario), Canada – “Airshow London”
Sept. 19-20: Huntington Beach, Calif. – “Pacific Airshow”
Sept. r 26-27: New Century, Kansas – “KC Air Show”

Oct. 3-4: Minden, Nev. – “Aviation Roundup Airshow”
Oct. 10-11: Edwards AFB, Calif. – “Aerospace Valley Air & Space Show”
Oct. 17-18: Fort Worth, Texas – “Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show”
Oct. 24-25: Rome, Ga. – “Wings Over North Georgia”
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Sanford, Fla.  – “Orlando Sanford Air Show”
Nov. 7-8: New Orleans, La. – “NASJRB New Orleans 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, as the Thunderbirds do not have that information.