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Thunderbirds announce their 2009 schedule

December 18, 2008 (by Asif Shamim) - The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds has released the schedule for their 2009 show season. Next years starts with a Super Bowl fly-over and includes a Pacific tour.

Thunderbirds demonstration during RIAT 2007 on July 14th, 2007. [Photo by Mike Schoenmaker]

The 2009 schedule is as follows:

February
  • Super Bowl fly-over, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 1

March
  • Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 21-22
  • MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March. 28-29

April
  • Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., April 4-5
  • Ceiba, Puerto Rico, April 18-19
  • Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 25-26

May
  • Robins Air Force Base, Ga., May 2-3
  • Branson, Mo., May 9-10
  • Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 15-17
  • Wantagh (Jones Beach), N.Y, May 23-23
  • Air Force Academy, Colo., May 27
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 30-31

June
  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 6-7
  • Ocean City, Md., June 13-14
  • Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 20-21

  • Helena, Mont., June 27-28

July
  • Battle Creek, Mich., July 4-5
  • Peoria, Ill., July 11-12
  • Dayton, Ohio, July 18-19
  • Cheyenne, Wyo., July 22
  • Milwaukee, Wisc., July 25-26

August
  • Youngstown Air Reserve Base, Ohio, Aug. 8-9
  • Chicago, IIl., Aug. 15-16
  • Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 19
  • Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Aug. 22-23
  • Hillsboro, ORE., Aug. 29

September
  • Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 5-7
  • Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 12-13
  • Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Sept. 19-20
  • Pacific Tour locations are still to be determined Sept. 19-Oct. 25

November
  • Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Nov. 7-8.
  • Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14-15




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Thunderbirds demonstration during RIAT 2007 on July 14th, 2007. [Photo by Mike Schoenmaker]