2018 Thunder and Lightning Open House rescheduled for 2019
Release Number: 011217
Published December 04, 2017
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - The 2018 Thunder and Lightning Over
Arizona Open House slated for March 17-18 has been rescheduled to March
The airshow was moved to better accommodate performer requirements and give
Arizona the chance to host an airshow annually by establishing alternating
years for Luke Air Force Base and D-M open houses.
Currently, D-M and Luke AFB have airshows just one week apart every other
year. Off-setting airshows will enable more Arizonans to enjoy both
airshows while giving vendors the opportunity to patronize both events.
The USAF Thunderbirds will headline the 2019 D-M airshow. The Thunderbirds
are the United States Air Force's premiere aerial demonstration team. A
Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo
routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and
precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum
capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Please contact the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office with questions
at (520) 228-3406 or firstname.lastname@example.org