2018 Thunder and Lightning Open House rescheduled for 2019

Release Number: 011217

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

23-24, 2019. 


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 355wgpa@us.af.mil