2018 USAF Thunderbirds Schedule

Find out where your favorite performers will be! Be sure to check schedules for updates as they are always subject to change. Also post year-related performer information, such as music lists.
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2018 USAF Thunderbirds Schedule

Post by Airshow4444 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:45 pm

Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the USAF Thunderbirds! Will you see them perform in 2018? Make sure to post your photos and info here on the forums!

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/usaf-th ... -released/

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 (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)

May 5-6: Fort Lauderdale Air Show - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)
May 12-13: Laughlin AFB Open House - Laughlin AFB, TX (Performance canceled due to safety stand down)
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

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Post by Airshow4444 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm

Here is the preliminary 2019 schedule too... Usually this changes a bit year to year so take it with a grain of salt.

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/usaf-th ... -released/
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Post by awal2049 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm

Airshow4444 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Here is the preliminary 2019 schedule too... Usually this changes a bit year to year so take it with a grain of salt.
Thunderbirds in Virginia Beach...never thought I'd see the day
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Post by RyanS » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:09 pm

awal2049 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Airshow4444 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Here is the preliminary 2019 schedule too... Usually this changes a bit year to year so take it with a grain of salt.
Thunderbirds in Virginia Beach...never thought I'd see the day
Agreed! I'm not sure what's more shocking; the Thunderbirds performing at Oceana, or the Blues skipping Oceana. The combination is a stunner for sure!
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Post by EricP » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 pm

RyanS wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:09 pm
awal2049 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Airshow4444 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Here is the preliminary 2019 schedule too... Usually this changes a bit year to year so take it with a grain of salt.
Thunderbirds in Virginia Beach...never thought I'd see the day
Agreed! I'm not sure what's more shocking; the Thunderbirds performing at Oceana, or the Blues skipping Oceana. The combination is a stunner for sure!
Along with both of you, I was a little confused by this as well. Looks like the Blues are skipping that and performing at NAS Lemoore that weekend instead! May have to plan to make a trip to CA for that show in 2019!
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Post by RyanS » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:55 pm

EricP wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Along with both of you, I was a little confused by this as well. Looks like the Blues are skipping that and performing at NAS Lemoore that weekend instead! May have to plan to make a trip to CA for that show in 2019!
We have gotten numerous messages from people in Lemoore in the past wondering when the Blues will be returning. I'm shocked they couldn't work both of them out but at least Lemoore will get some love.
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Post by alexp2805- » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:07 pm

EricP wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 pm
RyanS wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:09 pm
awal2049 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm

Thunderbirds in Virginia Beach...never thought I'd see the day
Agreed! I'm not sure what's more shocking; the Thunderbirds performing at Oceana, or the Blues skipping Oceana. The combination is a stunner for sure!
Along with both of you, I was a little confused by this as well. Looks like the Blues are skipping that and performing at NAS Lemoore that weekend instead! May have to plan to make a trip to CA for that show in 2019!
Not looking to far into the future but kinda sucks for some of in Michigan for 2019 because nor the Blues or TBirds will be at any of the shows in the state that year. I suppose there are others shows around MI that i can attend as well tho.
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Post by RyanS » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:34 pm

alexp2805- wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:07 pm
Not looking to far into the future but kinda sucks for some of in Michigan for 2019 because nor the Blues or TBirds will be at any of the shows in the state that year. I suppose there are others shows around MI that i can attend as well tho.
I'm glad Thunder won't be hosting a team every year (although they may yet get a single ship demo in 2019); Selfridge won't return until 2020. I'm disappointed BC couldn't arrange it but they have moved away from teams lately - whether by choice or not. Not really any other options for a team to go to.

Luckily, Cleveland has a team every year and is only a few hours away!
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Post by alexp2805- » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:41 pm

You sure are right about Cleveland
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Post by JasonB » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:21 pm

I'm surprised that Fort Wayne is back in 2019 and Grissom is having a show too. The distance between the two airports is about 70 miles, so I wonder if Fort Wayne will change to 2020 instead.
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