2013 USAF Thunderbirds Schedule

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2013 USAF Thunderbirds Schedule

Post by Tailhook » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:55 pm

Updated: 3/1/2013

Mar 23, 24 — Titusville, FL
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Post by Lawndart » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:40 pm

That is awesome news!

Wow... Titusville, Lakeland, (Fort Lauderdale), Cocoa Beach... and (Rome), (Houston), Nellis are all potential ones for me. :D

I know we talked about meeting up at Wings over Houston & Aviation Nation... but I wasn't expecting them back at SnF next season, much less three additional shows nearby in Fla.
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Post by Teej » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:48 pm

I guess Nellis is a much higher likelihood for me again next year than it would have been had school come through. We'll see how long it takes me to get back into the workforce.

I don't think they do the EAA very often but I haven't really paid attention (think that's what the Oshkosh show is)...nice "remote' show here (Milwaukee)...
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Post by Lawndart » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Updated schedule:

Feb 24: Daytona Beach, FL (Daytona 500 NASCAR Race Fly-by only)
Mar 6: Nellis AFB, NV (COMACC Approval Show)
Mar 10: Las Vegas, NV (Cobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Race Fly-by only)
Mar 12: Creech AFB, NV (Appreciation Show)
Mar 16, 17: Luke AFB, AZ
Mar 23, 24: Titusville, FL
Mar 26-31: Down (Easter Break—Mar 31 is Easter Sunday)
Apr 6, 7: TBD
Apr 13, 14: Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
Apr 20, 21: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 27, 28: TBD
May 4, 5: Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
May 11, 12: Martinsburg, WV
May 18, 19: Fairchild AFB, WA
May 25, 26: Wantagh (Jones Beach), NY
May 29: USAF Academy, CO (Academy Graduation)
Jun 1, 2: Rochester, NY
Jun 8: Joint Base Charleston, SC
Jun 15, 16: Ypsilanti, MI
Jun 22, 23: Dayton, OH
Jun 29, 30: Myrtle Beach, SC
Jul 6, 7: Battle Creek, MI
Jul 10-15: Down (Mid-Season Break)
Jul 20, 21: Kalispell, MT
Jul 24: Cheyenne (F. E. Warren AFB), WY
Jul 31: Oshkosh, WI
Aug 3, 4: Milwaukee, WI
Aug 10, 11: Burlington, VT
Aug 17, 18: Chicago, IL
Aug 22: Begin PACAF Tour (Not all dates and/or locations are firm)
Aug 24, 25: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
Aug 28: Andersen AFB, Guam
Aug 31, Sep 1: Clark Field or Subic Bay, Philippines (TBD)
Sep 5: Bangkok or Chiang Mai, Thailand (TBD)
Sep 10: China or Singapore (TBD)
Sep 14: Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
Sep 18: Kunsan AB, Korea
Sep 21: Osan AB, Korea
Sep 25: Misawa AB, Japan
Sep 28: Yokota AB, Japan
Oct 1-6: Down (Post Deployment Break)
Oct 12, 13: Rome, GA
Oct 19, 20: Cocoa Beach, FL
Oct 26, 27: Houston, TX
Nov 2, 3: Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX
Nov 9,10: Nellis AFB, NV
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Post by Teej » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:18 am

Lawndart wrote:Mar 10: Las Vegas, NV (Cobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Race Fly-by only)
DCS flyby time. 8)
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Post by Convertible » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:25 am

Looks like Luke is on my radar this year. Thanks for posting.
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Post by Tailhook » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Updated first post with latest schedule in regards to show cancellations.
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Post by Blaze » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:24 pm

Update again, as of today it looks like the entire season is grounded unless things change later on in the year.
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:43 pm

From the Thunderbirds website:
The implementation of across-the-board cuts in federal spending has caused the curtailment of the Thunderbirds 2013 show schedule. Effective April 1, all of the team’s performances have been cancelled. The team still plans to perform at the Titusville, Fla., air show March 23-24.
I had heard rumblings that the 2013 season might have been the last season for the team as it were...

Then sequestration happens.

None the less, if the team's statement stands... The Titusville, Fla air show was one I was planning on going to this year. I just never thought it could potentially be the end of an era. You never know! Traditions, freedoms and privileges can't ever be taken for granted.
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Post by Blaze » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:46 am

This airshow better be a high show... :?
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Post by Lawndart » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:34 am

Blaze wrote:This airshow better be a high show... :?
And ON SATURDAY! Just bought tickets to the Beer Garden for myself, my wife and mom...
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Post by Cobra » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:40 pm

Lawndart wrote:I had heard rumblings that the 2013 season might have been the last season for the team as it were...
Really?... No more TB at all?
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