First Female F-16 Demo Team Commander Suddenly Removed From Team

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Less than two weeks after being confirmed as the 2019 USAF F-16 demonstration pilot and leader of the demo team – the first female commander of any single ship ACC demo team – Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik has been removed from the position. Col. Derek O’Malley, the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing which is… Read more

Thunderbirds Add Traverse City To 2019 Airshow Schedule

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds have added the National Cherry Festival Airshow in Traverse City, MI to their 2019 performance schedule! The June 29-30 weekend was previously marked as open after the cancellation of the Rhode Island Airshow in November. Because the following weekend is booked out as a mid-season break before the team travels… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2020 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2020 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2019 when an updated 2020 schedule is released! Preliminary US Air Force Thunderbirds 2020 Appearance Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2019 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! Will you see them in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our airshow… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2019 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2019 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2018 when an updated 2019 schedule is released! Preliminary 2019 Appearance Schedule – US Air Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2018 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! Will you see them in 2018? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – for the latest updates please be sure… Read more

USAF Thunderbird F-16 Involved In Mishap At 2017 Dayton Air Show

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AirshowStuff has learned that an F-16 belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds has been involved in an incident at the Dayton Air Show in Dayton, OH. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred after the F-16 landed and was taxiing. The plane went off the runway and is currently in the grass. Law enforcement in the Dayton… Read more

US Air Force Thunderbirds And Patrouille de France Fly Together Over Nevada

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Two teams, together as one. That was the sight in the skies around Nellis AFB on today as the Patrouille de France arrived in Las Vegas for a visit with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds at their home base. The Thunderbirds sent up all six of their F-16 Fighting Falcons to escort the eight… Read more

BREAKING: US Air Force Approves Live-Fire Single-Ship Demonstrations Next Year

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The US Air Force has decided to add live munitions to its single-ship demonstrations starting next year. The change was announced in a surprise press release today, distributed by Air Combat Command. Not all show sites will be eligible for the new demonstrations; the list will be finalized and released at this year’s ICAS convention.… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Museum Reopens At Nellis AFB

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds have re-opened their team museum at their home base of Nellis AFB. The museum helps tell the Thunderbird story, from its beginnings, to today. Inside the museum, you’ll find artifacts and other memorabilia including documentation on the team’s formation. The picture below shows the designation and order to create… Read more