Air Show fills sky over D-M


Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, a free, public event, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23-24, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s precision-flying demonstration team, will be headlining the event along with D-M’s very own A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration team to display the military’s air power capabilities.

The event will also include flyovers from a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and a C-17 Globemaster III, along with the U.S. Air Force parachute team, Wings of Blue, and other performers.

A B-52 Stratofortress, a T-6 Texan II, a P-51 Mustang and many more ground displays will give visitors the opportunity to tour and learn about specialized aircraft.

D-M will also be hosting a Military Open House where the public will get the chance to learn about its assets and have the opportunity to meet the men and women who play a part in these mission sets.

Food and beverages will be on sale at the event. Security will direct visitors to the free parking areas.

For VIP passes, go to For more information and updates, visit or download the D-M application on your phone.

Courtesy of 355th Wing Public Affairs