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Thunderbirds, Blue Angels Announce Schedules

By Master Sgt. Stephen Barrett, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 1996 – The Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team will take its flying skills to Europe for a series of shows this summer.


The Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team will perform throughout the United States.


From June 15 to July 15, the Thunderbirds will perform in Europe. Team officials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., said the European show dates and locations will be released in March.

The European tour highlights a year of shows for two of DoD’s three air demonstration teams. The Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels will perform in 32 states and one Canadian province.


The Thunderbirds’ season begins March 16-17 with the Robins Air Force Base open house in Georgia and concludes at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 10.


The Blue Angels also start March 16. The Navy team’s season starts at the El Centro (Calif.) Naval Air Facility with a one-day performance. Then will follow 71 performances in 21 states, capped Nov. 8-9 with open house festivities at Pensacola (Fla.) Naval Air Station.


The third DoD air demonstration element -- the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team -- will announce its schedule later this month.



March 16     Open House, El Centro Naval Air Facility, Calif.

March 23-24  Aerospace and Arizona Day, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

March 30-31  Open House, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

April 13-14  Air Show, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C.

April 20-21  Air Show, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va.

April 26-28  Air Show, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, Calif.

May 4-5      International Air Fair, Yakima, Wash.

May 10-12    Air and Sea Show, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

May 18-19    DoD Open House, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

May 22       Commissioning Week Air Show, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

May 25       Community Appreciation Day, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

June 1-2     Airshow ‘96, Chattanooga, Tenn.

June 8-9     Blue Farewell to Boston, Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, Mass.

June 15-16   Airshow Carolinas, Concord, N.C.

June 22-23   Quad City Air Show, Davenport, Iowa

June 29-30   Air Show, Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Texas

July 6-7     National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, Mich.

July 13      Air Show, Pensacola Beach, Fla.

July 20-21   Air Show, Dayton, Ohio

July 27-28   Air Rendezvous, Springfield, Ill.

Aug. 3-4     Air Show, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.

Aug. 10-11   SEAFAIR Air Show, Seattle

Aug. 16-18   Air Show, Naval Air Station, Miramar, Calif.

Aug. 24-25   Air and Water Show, Chicago

Aug. 31      National Air Show, Cleveland

Sept. 1-2    National Air Show, Cleveland

Sept. 7-8    Empire State Aerosciences Museum Flight ’96, Scotia, N.Y.

Sept. 14-15  Air Show, Grand Junction, Colo.

Sept. 21-22  The Great Kansas Air Show, Topeka, Kan.

Sept. 28-29  Confederate Air Force Air Show, Midland, Texas

Oct. 5-6     Air Show, Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, Calif.

Oct. 12-12   Fleet Week Air Show, San Francisco

Oct. 19-20   Great American Air Affair, Bowling Green, Ky.

Oct. 26-27   Air Show, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Nov. 2-3     Air Show, Naval Air Station, New Orleans

Nov. 8-9     Open House, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.


March 16-17  Open House, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

March 23-24  Florida International Air Show, Punta Gorda, Fla.

March 30-31  Phoenix 500 Air Races and Fly-In, Mesa, Ariz.

April 13-14  Airfest, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

April 20-21  Azalea Festival Air Show, Wilmington, N.C.

April 27     Shawfest ‘96, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

April 28     Open House, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

May 5-6      Sertoma Cajun Air Festival, Lafayette, La.

May 11       Air Show, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho

May 12       Big Sky Day, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

May 18-19    Open House, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

May 25-26    Four Corners Great Western Air Show, Durango, Colo.

May 29       1996 Graduation, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.

June 1-2     Air Show, London, Ontario, Canada

June 8       Air Show, Latrobe, Pa.

June 15-July 15  European Deployment

July 19      1996 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Atlanta

July 24      Air Show, Cheyenne, Wyo.

July 27-28   Festival of Flight, Kansas City

Aug. 3-4     Open House, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.

Aug. 17      Airshow ‘96, Kingsport, Tenn.

Aug. 18      Open House, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Aug. 24-25   Air Show, Redmond, Ore.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2    Sky Parade, Jackson, Miss.

Sept. 7-8    Northern Illinois Skyfest, Rockford, Ill.

Sept. 14     Pacific Northwest International Air Show, Everett, Wash.

Sept. 15     Aerospace Day, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

Sept. 21-22  Open House, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.

Sept. 28-29  New York State International Air Show, Horseheads, N.Y.

Oct. 5       Open House, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Oct. 6       Air Power Expo ‘96, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Oct. 12-13   International Airshow ‘96, Fort Worth, Texas

Oct. 19      Open House, Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Oct. 20      Open House, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

Oct. 26-27   Air Expo ‘96, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Nov. 2-3     Louisiana National Air Show, Lake Charles, La.

Nov. 9       Miami Air Show, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.

Nov. 10      Open House, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

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