Preliminary 2022 US Air Force Thunderbirds Schedule

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Preliminary 2022 US Air Force Thunderbirds Schedule

Post by RyanS » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:35 pm

Starting the thread just to answer a question I've been getting a lot lately.

The Thunderbirds did not release their 2022 schedule as originally planned today because it has not yet been fully approved. It might be released later in the week - we'll add it here as soon as it is available.


Here is the 2022 airshow schedule for the Thunderbirds!

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2021/usaf-t ... -released/

Preliminary US Air Force Thunderbirds 2022 Appearance Schedule

March 19-20: Luke Days Air and Space Expo – Luke AFB, AZ
March 26-27: Wings Over Columbus – Columbus AFB, MS

April 2-3: Shaw Air Expo/Thunder Over the Midlands – Shaw AFB, SC
April 9-10: SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo – Lakeland, FL
April 23-24: JB San Antonio Kelly Field Air & Space Show – San Antonio, TX
April 30-May 1: Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 14-15: March Field Air & Space Expo – March ARB, CA
May 25: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation – USAF Academy, CO

June 4-5: Fort Wayne Open House/Airshow – Fort Wayne, IN
June 11-12: OC Air Show – Ocean City, MD
June 18-19: Grand Forks AFB Air Show – Grand Forks AFB, ND
June 25-26: Warriors Over the Wasatch Air & Space Show – Hill AFB, UT

July 2-3: Battle Creek Air Show & Balloon Festival – Battle Creek, MI
July 16-17: Duluth Air and Aviation Expo – Duluth, MN
July 23-24: Flight Over the Falls – Great Falls, MT
July 27: Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
July 30-31: Arctic Thunder Air Show and Open House – JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

August 6-7: Abbotsford International Airshow – Abbotsford, BC Canada
August 20-21: Chicago Air & Water Show – Chicago, IL
August 24: Atlantic City Airshow – Atlantic City, NJ
August 27-28: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow – Avoca, PA

September 3-4: KC AirShow – New Century, KS
September 10-11: Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
September 17-18: JB Andrews Air Show – JB Andrews, MD
September 24-25: Frontiers in Flight Open House & Air Show – McConnell AFB, KS

October 1-2: The Great Pacific Airshow-Huntington Beach, CA
October 15-16: 2022 Aerospace Valley Air Show – Edwards AFB, CA
October 22-23: Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show – Fort Worth, TX
October 29-30: Central Florida Air and Space Show – Sanford, FL

November 5-6: Aviation Nation Air Show – Nellis AFB, NV

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Post by kalamazookid » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:59 pm

I imagine they are probably in even higher demand for 2022 than usual given that it will be the 75th anniversary of the USAF.
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Post by Nick » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:19 pm

kalamazookid wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:59 pm I imagine they are probably in even higher demand for 2022 than usual given that it will be the 75th anniversary of the USAF.
I can definitely see March Field and Travis AFB counterarguing for receiving the Thunderbirds for their shows since they both occurred on the same weekend, however in March Fields statement of its cancellation of the 2020 show, it stated in a paragraph that the majority, if not all of the performers including the Thunderbirds are anticipated to return to the 2022 show, schedule to occur on the weekend of May 14th & 15th. Though, I would await and see what happen later in the following week, though I definitely have my fingers crossed that March Field will receive the demo team for her show in 2022. :)
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Post by Alex41985 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 am

Crazy how ICAS came and went but the Thunderbirds haven’t revealed their 2022 schedule yet.
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Post by Nick » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Alex41985 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 am Crazy how ICAS came and went but the Thunderbirds haven’t revealed their 2022 schedule yet.
There are probably far too many demands/requests for being apart of airshows in 2022, overall it is the U.S Air Force 75th Anniversary so there quite definitely anticipated to be at a variety of shows in 2022.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:38 pm

Alex41985 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 am Crazy how ICAS came and went but the Thunderbirds haven’t revealed their 2022 schedule yet.
This happens from time to time. It's not common for it to be over a week late, but it does happen. There were still so many questions with how 2021 could possibly pan out that the emphasis was put on the 2021 schedule. The last time the Blue Angels did this, it literally ended up coming out later that day.
Nick wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:49 pm There are probably far too many demands/requests for being apart of airshows in 2022, overall it is the U.S Air Force 75th Anniversary so there quite definitely anticipated to be at a variety of shows in 2022.
The applications are submitted two years before for this exact reason. This way they can sift through the requests and get a schedule built early enough to release at the convention. The pandemic, more than the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force, played a role in why the schedule is late to be released. The schedule was ready for the convention, just wasn't signed off on. Don't think it holds a super high priority presently either within the Pentagon due to 2021 being questionable as it is.
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Post by Alex41985 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:12 am

According to Thunderbird 12, we should see the schedule come out early next year
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Post by Nick » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:51 am

Alex41985 wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:12 am According to Thunderbird 12, we should see the schedule come out early next year
So they will announce the 2022 Show Season as early as January or possibly February?
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Post by Alex41985 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:01 pm

Not sure. All she said was early 2021.
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Post by RyanS » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:04 pm

ICAS sent out the 2022 Thunderbird schedule this afternoon. The original post has been edited with all dates listed. There are a few gaps, which could be either mid-season breaks (the Blue Angels are required to have one weekend off every 2 months, but the Thunderbirds are not) or shows that are not approved yet.
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