USAF Thunderbirds 2019 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

US Air Force Thunderbirds

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 Force Thunderbirds

February 17: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, FL (Flyover)

March 3: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (Flyover)
March 14: Creech Appreciation Day, Indian Springs, NV
March 23-24: Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona – Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
March 30-31: Gulf Coast Salute Air Show – Tyndall AFB, FL

April 6-7: Heart of Texas Air Show – Waco, TX
April 13-14: OPEN Salute to the Military Air Show – Biloxi, MS
April 27-28: Wings over Wayne Open House – Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

May 4-5: Keelser AFB, MS
May 11-12: JB Andrews Air Show – JB Andrews, MD
May 18: Kirtland AFB Air Show – Kirtland AFB, NM
May 25-26: Jones Beach Air Show – Jones Beach, NY
May 30: USAF Academy – Colorado Springs, CO

June 1-2: Defenders of Freedom Air Show – Offutt AFB, NE
June 8-9: Fort Wayne Air Show – Fort Wayne, IN
June 15-16: Minnesota Air Spectacular – Mankato, MN
June 22-23: Dayton Air Show – Dayton, OH
June 29-30: OPEN

July 6-7: Mid-summer Break
July 13-14: Rionegro (Medellin), Colombia
July 20-21: Fargo Air Show – Fargo, ND
July 24: Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
July 27-28: Milwaukee Air and Water Show – Milwaukee, WI

August 10-11: Abbotsford International Air Show – Abbotsford, BC
August 17-18: Sioux Falls Air Show – Sioux Falls, SD
August 21: Atlantic City Air Show – Atlantic City, NJ
August 24-25: Rochester International Airshow – Rochester, NY
August 31-September 2: Cleveland National Air Show – Cleveland, OH

September 7-8: Grissom Air Reserve Base Air Show – Grissom ARB, IN
September 14-15: National Championship Air Races – Reno, NV
September 21-22: Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show – NAS Oceana, VA
September 28-29: Robins AFB Air Show – Robins AFB, GA

October 5-6: Puerto Rico International Air Show – San Juan, PR
October 12-13: Atlanta Air Show – Hampton, GA
October 19-20: Wings Over Houston Air Show – Houston, TX
October 26-27: Sheppard AFB Air Show – Sheppard AFB, TX

November 2-3: Florida International Air Show – Punta Gorda, FL
November 9-10: Aviation Nation – Nellis AFB, NV

Again, this schedule is for 2019. If you’re looking for 2018 airshow appearances, check out USAF Thunderbirds 2018 Airshow Schedule Released

20 Responses

  1. Sgt.Nathan D. Fochtmann

    Love the Air Force Air Show in Montgomery 2017. Served in the Air Force on the C130E Acft. Maint.Keep them flying!!

  2. Chuck Lampley

    Live near Paducah Ky. Seen Thunderbirds at Scott AFB last year! The closest you’ve been in a while! Rarely if ever are you within a close drive to Paducah and the folks there would certainly appreciate a good show. Wish some how someone would arrange for one near there. Barkley Air Port. Paducah riverfront! Kentucky Dam ! Somewhere close to there! Even Fort Campbell wouldn’t be too bad!!

  3. Rick Vasser

    Looking for an Air Force Thundersbirds air show at Hickam AFB in 2020 so an Air Force Pilot Training class can schedule a 1967 class reunion in Hawaii. When will someone know if the Thunderbirds will be in Hawaii for an airshow in 2020? Would like to coordinate and plan this for the Pilot Training Class.

    • RyanS

      The team will release a preliminary 2020 schedule in the first week of December 2018. Stay tuned and we’ll have it as soon as it’s available!

  4. Tina Quinn Thorburn

    Will there be an air show in California? I moved to Travis AFB area this year and was hoping to see the spectacular show.

  5. Rosene G Garman

    I have a group interested in attending the air show on May 12, 2019 at JD Andrews Air Force Base, JB Andrews, MD. Do I need to check with anyone in order to get clearance for the group to come. The group would be coming by motor coach. The group would be from Lancaster, PA with a pickup in Hagerstown, MD. Thanks for your help in this matter.

    • RyanS

      You will want to contact the base directly once the event is closer. Andrews uses shuttle buses so your group would have to be dropped off at the security checkpoint.

  6. James Wynn

    I love the Airshows since my early days in the United States Army overseas in Germany 1974, wishing they would have an Airshow every year at McGuire AF Base in New Jersey.

  7. James C

    It’s fascinating how much they put into demo-ing at very anti-military, anti-American population centers. Ironic indeed.

  8. Jess Bowers

    Are civilians allowed to go to the shows on base? I am interested in the Biloxi show!

  9. Michael Duncan

    Stop with the civilian crap. We want noise. Start with the wild weasels then bring a couple F-14’s out of retirement. then F-18 super hornets, then a few F-22 raptors, then bring some serious noise. Four F-15 eagles for about an hour. Cap it off with a thundering demo with our F-35. MAGA!

  10. Larry Luttrell

    My dad worked on different planes & jets at Reese A.F.B. in Lubbock Tx and he took me to see a lot
    of different planes he work on and also took me to lots of Open Houses over the years. I saw the Blue
    Angels & The USAF Thunderbirds I even took my oldest nephew to a Air Show. I would like to see them
    again but the closest place to see the USAF Thunderbirds is Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls and I saw
    they r going to be there October 26.27 2019. How can I get some tickets to go there at the show. Please
    help me out. I miss going to them.. Thanks

    • RyanS

      It’s too far out for information from the show yet, but being on a military base it will be free for general admission – no tickets required. Do a Google search for it in 6 months and you should be able to find options for VIP tickets if you want those. In the mean time, just plan to be there!

  11. DB BONDS

    I am a retired military member and wondering why the Thunderbirds did not perform in the San Antonio Tx area in 2018 nor are they scheduled for 2019. Just wondering since this area has several military bases with a large military community. My military brothers and sisters have enjoyed the air shows in the pass and we definitely know the turnout is phenomenal in this area. Please take the politics out and return the air show to this area!

  12. Barry Storms

    I’d like to see the air show return back to Scott AFB, Illinois in 2019.

  13. Daniel Doughty

    Please notify us when we can buy tickets for the Kirtland Air Show, we are excited and want to bring our grandson.

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