Thunderbirds Are Go For 2018 Daytona 500 Flyover

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US Air Force Thunderbirds

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are set to perform the flyover for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Florida this Sunday. This will be the team’s first public performance with their new leader, Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh.

The race will be broadcast on FOX at 2:30 PM Eastern time on Sunday, February 18th. Fans near Daytona Beach will likely see the jets flying around earlier in the weekend as well, as they practice (9-10am on Saturday) and take VIPs for media flights.

Flying over the race is somewhat of a tradition for the Thunderbirds, who use the trip as a warm up for their intense travel schedule during the regular airshow season. The team’s first full airshow performance is scheduled for March 24 and 25 in Melbourne, FL.

FLYOVER ALERT: USAF Thunderbirds to Flyover 2016 Daytona 500 This Sunday

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Thunderbirds fly over Daytona

Don’t miss an early season appearance by the USAF Thunderbirds this Sunday as the USAF’s aerial demonstration squadron flies over the 2016 Daytona 500! Expect the jets to soar over the 1st Motorsports Stadium around 12:45-1pm eastern on Sunday, February 21st. The flyover will be shown on TV on your local FOX affiliate.

If you’re going to the race, the team will sign autographs from 9:00 am-9:40 am in the Sprint FANZONE located in the infield of the track.

This will mark 7 straight years the team has flown over the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. The Thunderbirds will fly six F-16 Fighting Falcons as part of their “Delta” formation in the flyover.

On Wednesday, Chase Elliott, pole winner for the 58th Daytona 500 and his father, former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott both flew with the Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds, who released their 2016 and 2017 schedules at the International Council of Airshow Convention in December, will also flyover the 2017 Daytona 500, scheduled for February 19th, 2017.