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Thunderbirds Show Schedule



Thunderbirds Show Schedule

The Air Force Thunderbirds

Official Air Force Photo
Updated December 21, 2008

The Air Force air demonstration squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and about 120 enlisted airmen performing in more than 25 Air Force specialties. They are based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Demonstration sites are selected to support the objectives of the Defense Department and the interest of the armed Services with safety as the primary consideration. Performances greatly assist the recruiting and retention goals of the military Services, enhance esprit de corps among uniformed men and women, and demonstrate the professional skills and capabilities of the armed forces to the American public and U.S. allies.

The Thunderbirds schedule for 2009 is as follows:


  • Super Bowl fly-over, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 1


  • Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 21-22
  • MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March. 28-29


  • Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., April 4-5
  • Ceiba, Puerto Rico, April 18-19
  • Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 25-26


  • Robins Air Force Base, Ga., May 2-3
  • Branson, Mo., May 9-10
  • Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 15-17
  • Wantagh (Jones Beach), N.Y, May 23-23
  • Air Force Academy, Colo., May 27
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 30-31


  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 6-7
  • Ocean City, Md., June 13-14
  • Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 20-21
  • Helena, Mont., June 27-28


  • Battle Creek, Mich., July 4-5
  • Peoria, Ill., July 11-12
  • Dayton, Ohio, July 18-19
  • Cheyenne, Wyo., July 22
  • Milwaukee, Wisc., July 25-26


  • Youngstown Air Reserve Base, Ohio, Aug. 8-9
  • Chicago, IIl., Aug. 15-16
  • Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 19
  • Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Aug. 22-23
  • Hillsboro, Ore., Aug. 29


  • Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 5-7
  • Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 12-13
  • Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Sept. 19-20
  • Pacific Tour locations are still to be determined Sept. 19-Oct. 25


  • Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Nov. 7-8
  • Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14-15

While the above schedule has been approved, it is subject to change. For up-to-date information and complete details about the Air Force Thunderbirds, visit the official Thunderbirds Website.

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