Thunderbirds to Tour Europe in 1996
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 5, 1996 The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron takes its act to Eastern Europe this summer as part of a seven-country tour June 12 through July 10.
The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will perform for the first time in Romania, Bulgaria and Slovenia during the 29-day European tour. The team opens its tour June 17 at Timisoara, Romania, and closes July 9 at Lajes Field, Azores.
The tour also includes two days at Chevres Air Base in Belgium (June 22 and 23) and a July 3 stop at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The team will also fly a third show in Belgium and one in Denmark.
Once the European tour ends, the Thunderbirds will resume their 1996 United States tour -- a tour that includes a fly-over at the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team
June 17 Timisoara, Romania
June 19 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
June 22 Chievres Air Base, Belgium
June 23 Chievres Air Base, Belgium
June 29 Cierklje, Slovenia
June 30 Cierklje, Slovenia
July 3 Aviano Air Base, Italy
July 5 Aalborg, Denmark
July 7 Koksijde, Belgium
July 9 Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal
(Courtesy of the Thunderbirds)