USAF Thunderbirds 2018 Airshow Schedule Released

US Air Force Thunderbirds

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 to check our forums!

2018 Appearance Schedule – US Air Force Thunderbirds

March 10-11: OPEN (Likely extra training)
March 17-18: OPEN (Likely extra training)
March 24-25: Melbourne Air & Space Show – Melbourne, FL

April 7-8: March Field Air & Space Expo – March ARB, CA (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)
April 14-15: Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo – Lakeland, FL (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)
April 21-22: Wings Over Columbus – Columbus AFB, MS (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)
April 28: Charleston Air Expo – JB Charleston, SC

May 5-6: Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 12-13: Laughlin AFB Open House – Laughlin AFB, TX
May 19-20: AirPower Over Hampton Roads – Langley AFB, VA
May 23: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation – Colorado Springs, CO
May 26-27: Cannon AFB Air Show – Cannon AFB, NM

June 2-3: Gunfighter Skies Air Show – Mountain Home AFB, ID
June 9-10: Thunder Of Niagara Airshow – Niagara Falls, NY
June 16-17: OC Air Show – Ocean City, MD
June 23-24: The Utah Air Show – Hill AFB, UT
June 30-July 1: Arctic Thunder Air Show – Elmendorf AFB, AK

July 7-8: Duluth Air and Aviation Expo – Duluth, MN
July 14-15: The Great New England Air Show – Westover ARB, MA
July 21-22: Milwaukee Air & Water Show – Milwaukee, WI
July 25: Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
July 28-29: Westmoreland County Air Show – Latrobe, PA

August 4-5: Minot AFB Air Show – Minot, ND
August 18-19: 60th Chicago Air & Water Show – Chicago, IL
August 22: Thunder Over the Boardwalk – Atlantic City, NJ
August 25-26: Thunder Over Michigan – Ypsilanti, MI

September 1-2: Canadian International Air Show – Toronto, ON
September 8-9: McConnell AFB Open House – McConnell AFB, KS
September 15-16: New York Air Show – New Windsor, NY
September 22-23: California Capital Air Show – Sacramento, CA
September 29-30: California International Air Show – Salinas, CA

October 6-7: Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show – Baltimore, MD
October 13-14: Fort Worth Alliance Air Show – Fort Worth, TX
October 20-21: Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show – Huntington Beach, CA
October 27-28: Thunder Over the Rock – Little Rock AFB, AR

November 3-4: Wings Over Homestead – Homestead ARB, FL
November 10-11: Aviation Nation – Nellis AFB, NV

Want to look a little further ahead? We also have a copy of the preliminary 2019 US Air Force Thunderbirds schedule!

44 Responses

  1. Marsha

    No Georgia dates this year???? Y’all need to recheck the schedule. Am hoping that this was overlooked. I need my Thunderbird fix.

  2. Chloe

    No dates in California? I want to shear the experience with my son’s. Plus I love seeing the show.

  3. Rick & Linda

    Glad to see them returning to Langley . . . been toooo Long! will make the special trip “home” from SC to see them!

  4. Dan Eifert

    do the Thunderbirds have public practices like the Blue Angels do at Pensacola Naval Air Station

  5. JoCast

    Vandenberg AFB, a major USAF installation has been left out since 2000 and there are tons of T-Bird fans here in Central Coast, CA. Their last performance in 2000 was a record holder with approximately 25K+ in attendance. Is there a chance of adding them to the schedule in the future?

  6. C voyles

    Always a thrill to see, hear and experience our Air Force Thunderbirds. Am so looking forward to the Columbus Air Force Base spectacular! An event for my entire family.

  7. Robert Dansby

    When will Thunderbird have an airshow at Maxwell Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama?
    I am Robert Dansby from Brundidge, Alabama and I am deaf.
    I met Thunderbird ‘s group in 2006 and 2017 at Maxwell Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama.

  8. Melvin

    I can hardly wait till they come to little rock ark in Oct it’s been to long since they been here or since we had a air show I love the thunderbird I am a AIR FORCE Veteran and proud of that too

  9. Lajuanna jones

    When will air show in lake city Florida be again, loved it the last time.

  10. Jerry R Silva

    I’m looking forward too attending this year’s air show at March Air Reserve Field in Riverside California; I’ve always have been a very true loyal fan; of all air shows; but this is, very special for myself, and my entire family&friends too attend the air show here in Riverside California, because i thought the air show at March Reserve Air Force Station was cancelled awhile back, the last air show, i went too was back in 2012 at March Air Reserve Field; and after, i didn’t see anything in past years about the return of the air show in Riverside California!! So, As of next month’s air show, i will continue my ultimate favorite hobby attending the air shows at March Air Reserve Station in Riverside California!! I will be attending tne air shows from now on…. Thank you all so very much for continuing my ultimate fun&exciting hobby too attend the air shows; once again: I’m looking forward to attending this year’s, and the future air shows in Riverside….

  11. Janie

    No BAFB (Barksdale Air Force Base) air show this year, and I don’t see one for next year either. I am waiting to see you all!

  12. Rob C. Davis

    Its a real shame that they overlooked us here at Fox Field this year! Id bet my inheritance that im not the only 1 who DID NOT chk their schedule. I saw a young boy crying today because he’d just found out they were not here. Broke my heart .

  13. John Johnston

    Can’t wait to see the Air Show this weekend at M.A.R.B. in MorenoValley, CA., watching the best pilots in the world is exciting. Although I love attending Nascar races, but sorry Nascar you can’t top this. Go “Thunderbirds.”

  14. Rudy Redondo

    where can i purchase VIP tickets to the may 26 or 27th thunderbirds air show in clovis new mexico

  15. Rudy Redondo

    where can i purchase VIP tickets to the thunderbirds airshow on may 26 or 27th in clovis new mexico

  16. Mark D Hess

    I see that Charleston AFB on April 28, is the first scheduled after the Safety Stand Down. Has there been any changes to this show here? Is it still on? We hope

    • RyanS

      Charleston is still on, and the Thunderbirds have not canceled, but they may still do so. Even if they do, the show will go on.

  17. lori sherman

    How can I get VIP tickets for the June 9 show in Niagara Falls New York for three adults and one child one being in Air Force reserve adult

  18. Cecilia

    How do you go about getting in to the airshow? Do you have to order tickets or can you just show up? I have never been to one and would love to go to the one at the Little Rock AFB.

    • Cathy Woodrum

      There will be concession stands … buses to give you a ride to the flightline from where you park. Usually a fly in from World War II planes to modern fighters and bombers. last time there was a parachute drop by the 82nd Airborne. Bring chairs .. best kind are metal folding with cup holders … the kind you see at kids soccer games.

  19. Keith Bellis

    The last time I saw the Thunderbirds was some twenty years ago. Someone had the dumb idea to play obnoxious music over the loud speakers during the air show. I came to see and hear the Thunderbirds… not a rock concert! Haven’t been back to an airshow since. Do they still ruin the airshows with asinine music?

  20. Jeff

    I have a great seat for the May 23rd. Show in Colorado Springs. Have them buzzzz the tower Crane’s east of the airfield. That would be cool with me!

  21. Craig Flenard

    The Thunder Birds rule you guys are awesome the best of the best can’t wait for Atlantic City air show August 22.

  22. Cathy Woodrum

    The Gates will be open and the Air Show is open to the Public … it will be a two day event and the T-Birdds usually put on a show for disabled and handicapped on Friday, with main show on Sat ,, Sun. I’ve been to the Little Rock AFB T-Birds shows and the blue Angels there

  23. Frank Dillman

    No Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL or are they flying with the Red Tails in September at Maxwell?

  24. Mary T. Stirling

    I volunteered for 6 years in Atlantic City, NJ. This was the first year NO one from the AC Chamber sent me forms to be a part of this great event.. AC Chamber has lost their hospitality services.

  25. Daniel Braisted

    Their show in usually free…being it is in the air..hard to block folks from seeing it… and Air Nation puts it on and makes money from concessions

  26. John Baker

    Does Thunder over the Rock,AFB at Little Rock, AR have a website? What date are the Thunderbirds here?

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