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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 004-97
January 06, 1997

AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM 1997 SCHEDULE

The Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team schedule has been officially released by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Show sites are attached. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at 36 events in 22 states and the United Kingdom. The Thunderbirds will be keyparticipants in the Air Force's celebration of their 50thanniversary in 1997. The annual demonstration season begins in March and concludes in November.
Attachment:  Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team Show Sites

THUNDERBIRDS 1997 SCHEDULE

APRIL 5-6 Patrick AFB, FL Airshow 12 MCAS Yuma, AZ Airshow 13 Fresno, CA Fresno Air National Guard Open House 19 Louisville, KY Thunder Over Louisville 26 Nellis AFB, NV Nellis International Airshow MAY 3-4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Air & Sea Show 17-18 Andrews AFB, MD Joint Service Open House 24 RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom Airshow 28 USAF Academy, CO Commissioning JUNE 31(MAY)-1 Broomfield, CO Airshow Colorado 7 Scott AFB, IL 50th Anniversary Celebration 8 Grissom ARB, IN Open House 14-15 Oklahoma City, OK Aerospace America International Airshow 28 Battle Creek, MI Airshow JULY 4 Hickam AFB, HI 50th Anniversary Observance 12-13 Yakima, WA International Air Fair 19-20 Dayton, OH Airshow 23 Cheyenne, WY Airshow 26-27 NAS Whidbey Island, WA Sea 'N' Sky Fest AUGUST 2-3 Hanscom AFB, MA Airshow 15 Batavia, NY Wings of Eagles Airshow 16-17 Columbus, OH Rickenbacker Airshow 23-24 Chicago, IL Air and Water Show 30 Peterson AFB, CO Open House SEPTEMBER 1 Randolph AFB, TX Armed Forces Airshow 5-6 Langley AFB, VA Community Appreciation Day 7 Moody AFB, GA Community Appreciation Day 13-14 Syracuse, NY International Airshow 20-21 Youngstown, OH Airshow 27-28 Houston, TX Wings Over Houston Airshow OCTOBER 4-5 Midland, TX Confederate Air Force Airshow 11-12 Birmingham, AL Skyfest '97 18-19 Edwards AFB, CA Open House 25-26 NAS New Orleans, LA Airshow NOVEMBER 1-2 Eglin AFB, FL 50th Anniversary Open House 8-9 Daytona Beach, FL Daytona Skyfest

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