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Thunderbirds release their 2006 schedule

December 7, 2005 (by Jeff Hollenbeck) - The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds has released the schedule for their 2006 show season which includes 65 public shows in 29 states.

The Thunderbirds team includes eight pilots (six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and about 110 enlisted Airmen.

A Thunderbirds demonstration includes approximately 40 maneuvers in a combination of formation flying and solo maneuvers. The entire Thunderbirds show including the ground and air demonstrations runs for approximately one hour.

The USAF Thunderbirds 2005 schedule:

March
  • 25-26 -- Fort Smith, Ark.

April
  • 1-2 -- Punta Gorda, Fla.
  • 8 -- Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • 9 -- Columbus AFB, Miss.
  • 22-23 -- Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  • 29-30 -- March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

May
  • 6-7 -- Langley AFB, Va.
  • 13-14 -- Robins AFB, Ga.
  • 20 -- Altus AFB, Okla.
  • 21 -- Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 27 -- Cannon AFB, N.M.

June
  • 3-4 -- Beale AFB, Calif.
  • 10-11 -- Hill AFB, Utah
  • 17-18 -- Joint Air Reserve Base Willow Grove, Pa.
  • 24-25 -- North Kingstown, R.I.

July
  • 1 -- Kirtland AFB, N.M.
  • 3-4 -- Battle Creek, Mich.
  • 8-9 -- Duluth, Minn.
  • 15-16 -- Milwaukee
  • 22 -- Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
  • 23 -- Casper, Wyo.
  • 26 -- Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • 29-30 -- Fairchild AFB, Wash.

August
  • 12-13 -- Scott AFB, Ill.
  • 19-20 -- Burlington, Vt.
  • 23 -- Atlantic City, N.J.
  • 26-27 -- Greenfield (Mount Comfort), Ind.

September
  • 2-4 -- Gary, Ind.
  • 9-10 -- McConnell AFB, Kan.
  • 15-17 -- Reno, Nev.
  • 23-24 -- Rockford, Ill.
  • 30 -- Ft. Worth, Texas

October
  • 1 -- Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 7-8 -- Patuxent River, Md.
  • 14 -- Arlington, Va.
  • 15 -- Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
  • 21-22 -- Houston
  • 28-29 -- Edwards AFB, Calif.

November
  • 4-5 -- Lackland AFB, Texas
  • 11-12 -- Nellis AFB, Nev.