U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Announce 2016/2017 Schedule
By Space Coast Daily // December 19, 2015
season begins feb. 21 for the daytona 500
The Thunderbirds have announced their show season schedule for 2016 and 2017 which will start in Daytona for a flyover during this years Daytona 500 NASCAR race.
The sharply choreographed air team will also showcase their talents in Titusville on March 11-12, 2017, and in Melbourne on April 1-2, 2017.
The Thunderbirds have the honor of representing nearly 700,000 active duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and civilian Airmen across America and deployed around the world.
Admission to air shows at military installations are generally free and open to the public. Cost for attendees at civilian air show sites may vary.
2016 Show Season Schedule:
Feb. 21: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Flyover)
March 6: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (Flyover)
March 12-13: Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz.
March 19-20: MacDill AFB, Fla.
April 2-3: Luke AFB, Ariz.
April 9-10: Lake City, Fla.
April 16-17: March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
April 23-24: Langley AFB, Va.
April 30 – May 1: Barksdale AFB, La.
May 7-8: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
May 14-15: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
May 21-22: Shaw AFB, S.C.
May 28-29: Cannon AFB, N.M.
June 2: USAF Academy, Colo.
June 4-5: Kirtland AFB, N.M.
June 11-12: North Kingstown, R.I.
June 18-19: Ocean City, Md.
June 25-26: Hill AFB, Utah
July 2-4: Battle Creek, Mich.
July 9-10: Duluth, Minn.
July 16-17: Toledo, Ohio
July 23: Vance AFB, Okla.
July 27: Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 30-31: Offutt AFB, Neb.
Aug. 13-14: Burlington, Vt.
Aug. 17: Atlantic City, N.J.
Aug. 20-21: Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 27-28: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sept. 3-4: New Windsor, N.Y.
Sept. 10-11: Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Sept. 17-18: Sheppard AFB, Texas
Sept. 24-25: Salinas, Calif.
Oct. 1-2: Robins AFB, Ga.
Oct. 8-9: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Oct 15-16: Ft. Worth, Texas
Oct 22-23: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Oct 29-30: Rome, Ga.
Nov 5-6: Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.
Nov 12-13: Nellis AFB, Nev.
2017 Show Season Schedule:
Feb. 26: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Flyover)
March 5: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (Flyover)
March 11-12: Titusville, Fla.
March 18-19: Waco, Texas
March 25-26: Lancaster, Calif.
April 1-2: Melbourne, Fla.
April 8: Maxwell AFB, Ala.
April 22-23: Tyndall AFB, Fla.
April 29-30: Lake Charles, La.
May 6-7: Travis AFB, Calif.
May 13-14: Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 20-21: Tinker ADB, Okla.
May 27-28: Wantagh (Jones Beach), N.Y.
June 1: USAF Academy, Colo.
June 3-4: Grand Junction, Colo.
June 10-11: Rockford, Ill.
June 17-18: Youngstown Air Reserve Base, Ohio
June 24-25: Dayton, Ohio
July 1-2: Traverse City, Mich.
July 8-9: Gary, Ind.
July 15-16: Open Date
July 22-23: Great Falls, Mont.
July 26: Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 29-20: Fairchild AFB, Wash.
Aug 12-13: Westfield (Barnes Air National Guard Base), Mass.
Aug 19-20: Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
Aug 23: Atlantic City, N.J.
Aug 26-27: Dover AFB, Del.
Sept 2-4: Cleveland, Ohio
Sept 9-10: Altus AFB, Okla.
Sept 16-17: Joint Base Andrews, Md.
Sept 23-24: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 30- Oct. 1: Open Date
Oct. 7-8: Minden, Nev.
Oct 14-15: Phoenix (Speedway), Ariz.
Oct 21-22: Houston, Texas
Oct 28-29: Moody AFB, Ga.
Nov 4-5: Joint Base San Antonio Lackland-Kelly, Texas
Nov 11-12: Nellis AFB, Nev.