U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

he U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2018 New York Air Show, September 15-16, 2018 at Stewart International Airport. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the Unites States Air Force.   The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration... View Article


he U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2018 New York Air Show, September 15-16, 2018 at Stewart International Airport. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the Unites States Air Force.

 

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-jet diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16. In all, the pilots perform approximately 40 maneuvers in a single demonstration. An aerial demonstration lasts 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for the ground show before takeoff.

 

During a typical season the Thunderbirds perform no more than 70 air demonstrations in 35 cities throughout the nation. More than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 foreign countries have seen the red, white and blue Thunderbirds jets.

 

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were officially activated June 1, 1953, as the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit at Luke AFB, Arizona. The unit was nicknamed the “Stardusters.” Their first aircraft was the straight-winged F-84G Thunderjet. The team transitioned to the swept-winged F-84F Thunderstreak in 1955. In June 1956, the team moved to its current home at Nellis AFB in Nevada and traded the veteran F-84 for the world’s first supersonic fighter, the F-100 Super Sabre. In early 1964, the team changed briefly to the F-105B Thunderchief, but after only six shows returned to the F-100. In 1969 the team transitioned to the F-4E Phantom and then in 1974 to the T-38 Talon, a more fuel efficient jet. In 1983 the Thunderbirds began flying the F-16 and continue to do so currently.

 

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  1. Jacqueline Lynton says:

    Brought tickets today from Shoprite!!! Excited for it. Going on Sunday – one concern – can’t seem to figure out when Thunderbirds are doing their demonstration? Got young kids and can’t be out all day. does anyone know when they are actually doing their demonstration on Sunday

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Marianne – there are no chair rentals at our show. General admission guests can bring their own chair, or you can upgrade a general admissions ticket when you go to check out on the purchase page to a preferred seating ticket, which includes the chairs, exclusive food vendors, and parking.

    • NY Air Show says:

      We recommend getting there early – seating is available for all, and it’s bring your own chair, so there should be no problem for your brother.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Glenn, you should have received your tickets via email. First, check your spam folder to ensure they didn’t end up there. If they are not there, please call the Box Office at 877-766-8158 and ask them to send you new tickets.

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