Blue Angels & Thunderbirds release schedules up to 2020

LAS VEGAS | The USA’s two big jet teams, the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels, have released their schedules for 2019 and 2020.

The announcements were made at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas.

In an extremely rare turn of events, both teams will join together and perform at the same aishow at Joint Base Andrews near Washington DC this May. The two teams are not usually permitted to fly at the same event.

The Thunderbirds have two overseas show in 2019: the Abbotsford International Airshow in Canada and F-AIR in Colombia. In 2020, they will head abroad once, to Airshow London in Canada.

The Blue Angels will display abroad once in each year, both times in Canada. In 2019 they will fly at the Atlantic Canada Airshow, and in 2020, at Cold Lake. However, 2020’s trip may change as the Cold Lake Airshow’s dates could be moved several weeks forward.

They finish the 2020 season around three weeks ealier than usual. It has been speculated this may be to allow the team time to transition to the Super Hornet in time for the 2021 season.

The Thunderbirds’ 2019 schedule can be seen below.

Dates Event
Mar 14 Creech Appreciation Day, Indian Springs, NV, USA
Mar 23-24 Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona, Davis-Monthan, AZ, USA
Mar 30-31 Travis AFB Open House, CA, USA
Apr 6-7 Heart of Texas Airshow, Waco, TX, USA
Apr 13-14 OPEN DATE
Apr 27-28 Wings Over Wayne, Seymour Johnson, NC, USA
May 4-5 Thunder over the Sound: Keesler & Biloxi Air & Space Show, MS, USA
May 11-12 JB Andrews Airshow, MD, USA
May 18 Kirtland AFB Airshow, NM, USA
May 25-26 Jones Beach Airshow, Wantaugh, NY, USA
May 30 USAF Academy Graduation Airshow, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Jun 1-2 Defenders of Freedom Airshow, Offutt, NE, USA
Jun 8-9 Fort Wayne Airshow, IN, USA
Jun 15-16 Minnesota Air Spectacular, Mankato, MN, USA
Jun 22-23 Dayton Airshow, OH, USA
Jun 29-30 OPEN DATE
Jul 13-14 F-AIR, Rio Negro, Colombia
Jul 20-21 Fargo Airshow, ND, USA
Jul 24 Cheyenne Frontier Days, WY, USA
Jul 27-28 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, WI, USA
Aug 10-11 Abbotsford International Airshow, BC, Canada
Aug 17-18 Sioux Falles Airshow, SD, USA
Aug 21 Atlantic City Airshow, NJ, USA
Aug 24-25 Rochester International Airshow, NY, USA
Aug 31-Sep 2 Cleveland National Airshow, OH, USA
Sep 7-8 Grissom ARB Airshow, IN
Sep 14-15 National Championship Air Races, Reno, NV, USA
Sep 21-22 Oceana Airshow, VA, USA
Sep 28-29 Robins AFB Airshow, GA, USA
Oct 5-6 Puerto Rico International Airshow, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oct 12-13 Atlanta Airshow, Hampton, GA, USA
Oct 19-20 Wings Over Houston, TX, USA
Oct 26-27 Sheppard AFB Airshow, TX, USA
Nov 2-3 Florida International Airshow, Punta Forda, FL, USA
Nov 15-17 Aviation Nation, Nellis AFB, NV

The Blue Angels’ 2019 schedule can be seen below.

Dates Event
Mar 16-17 El Centro Airshow, CA, USA
Mar 23-24 California International Airshow, Salinas, CA, USA
Mar 30-31 Southernmost Airshow, Key West, FL, USA
Apr 6-7 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in, Lakeland, FL, USA
Apr 13-14 Wings Over South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Apr 27-28 Beaufort Airshow, SC, USA
May 4-5 Fort Lauderdale Airshow, FL, USA
May 11-12 JB Andrews Airshow, MD, USA
May 18-19 Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival, MO, USA
May 22 US Naval Academy Airshow, Annapolis, MD, USA
May 25-26 Northeastern Pennsylvania Airshow, Scranton, PA, USA
Jun 1-2 Star-Spangled Salute, Tinker, OK, USA
Jun 8-9 Great Tennessee Airshow, Smyrna, TN, USA
Jun 15-16 Ocean City Airshow, MD, USA
Jun 29-30 Quad City Airshow, Davenport, IA, USA
Jul 6-7 Kansas City Airshow, MO, USA
Jul 13 Pensacola Beach Airshow, FL, USA
Jul 20-21 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo, MN, USA
Jul 27-28 Grand Junction Airshow, CO, USA
Aug 3-4 Seafair, Seattle, WA, USA
Aug 17-18 Chicago Air & Water Show, IL, USA
Aug 24-25 New York Airshow, Newburgh, NY, USA
Aug 31-Sep 1 Atlantic Canada International Airshow, Greenwood, NS, Canada
Sep 7-8 Spirit of St. Louis Airshow & STEM Expo, MO, USA
Sep 21-22 Lemoore Central Valley Airshow, CA, USA
Sep 28-29 Miramar Airshow, CA, USA
Oct 5-6 California Capital Airshow, Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 12-13 San Francisco Fleet Week, CA, USA
Oct 19-20 Fort Worth Alliance Airshow, TX, USA
Oct 26-27 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, FL, USA
Nov 2-3 Thunder Over South Georgia, Moody, GA, USA
Nov 8-9 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow, Pensacola, FL, USA

The Thunderbirds’ provisional 2020 schedule can be seen below.

Dates Event
Mar 7-8 Fiesta of Flight, Laughlin, TX, USA
Mar 21-22 Luke Days Air & Space Expo, AZ, USA
Mar 28-29 Thunder Over the Empire: March Field Air & Space Expo, CA, USA
Apr 4-5 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in, Lakeland, FL, USA
Apr 18-19 Maxwell AFB Airshow, AL, USA
Apr 25-26 Wings Over Columbus, MS, USA
May 2-3 Fort Lauderdale Airshow, FL, USA
May 9-10 Beale AFB Airshow, CA, USA
May 16-17 Shaw Air & Space Expo, SC, USA
May 23-24 Miami Beach Air & Sea Show, FL, USA
May 26 USAF Academy Graduation, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Jun 6-7 California International Airshow, Salinas, CA, USA
Jun 13-14 Ocean City Airshow, MD, USA
Jun 20-21 Thunder Over the Valley, Youngstown, OH, USA
Jun 27-28 Warriors Over Wasatch Air & Space Show, Hill, UT, USA
Jul 4-5 Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow & Balloon Festival, MI,  USA
Jul 11-12 Arctic Thunder Open House, Elmendorf, AK, USA
Jul 18-19 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo, MN, USA
Jul 25-26 Ellsworth Air & Space Show, SD, USA
Aug 1-2 Grand Fork AFB Airshow, ND, USA
Aug 15-16 Chicago Air & Water Show, IL, USA
Aug 22-23 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow, Avoca, PA, USA
Aug 16 Thunder over the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Aug 29-30 New York Airshow, Newburgh, USA
Sep 12-13 Airshow London, ON, Canada
Sep 19-20 Great Pacific Airshow, Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Sep 26-27 Kansas City Airshow, Gardner, KS, USA
Oct 3-4 Aviation Roundup, Minden-Tahoe, NV, USA
Oct 10-11 Aerospace Valley Air & Space Show, Edwards. CA, USA
Oct 17-18 Fort Worth Alliance Airshow, TX, USA
Oct 24-25 Wings Over North Georgia, Rome, GA, USA
Oct 31-Nov 1 Orlando Sanford Airshow, FL, USA
Nov 7-8 New Orleans Airshow, LA, USA

The Blue Angels’ provisional 2020 schedule can be seen below.

Dates Event
Mar 14 El Centro Airshow, CA, USA
Mar 21-22 LA County Airshow, Lancaster, CA, USA
Mar 28-29 MacDill Air Fest, FL, USA
Apr 4-5 Wings Over South Texas Airshow, Kingsville, TX, USA
Apr 18-19 JB Charleston Air & Space Expo, SC, USA
Apr 25-26 Vero Beach Airshow, FL, USA
May 2-3 Cherry Point Airshow & Open House, NC, USA
May 9-10 Dyess Bing County Airfest, TX, USA
May 16-17 Power in the Pines Open House & Airshow, McGuire, NJ, USA
May 20 US Navy Academy Airshow, Annapolis, MD, USA
May 23-24 Bethpage Airshow, Jones Beach, NY, USA
Jun 6-7 Scott AFB Air & Space Show, IL, USA
Jun 13-14 Chippewa Valley Airshow, Eau Claire, WI, USA
Jun 20-21 Memphis Airshow, Millington, TN, USA
Jun 27-28 Dayton Airshow, OH, USA
Jul 4-5 National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI, USA
Jul 11 Pensacola Beachc Airshow, FL, USA
Jul 25-26 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, WI, USA
Aug 1-2 Seafair, Seattle, WI, USA
Aug 8-9 4 Wing Cold Lake Airshow, AB, Canada
Aug 15-16 Great State of Maine Airshow, Brunswick, ME, USA
Aug 29-30 Thunder Over Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Sep 5-6 Cleveland National Airshow, OH, USA
Sep 12-13 Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow Baltimore, MD, USA
Sep 19-20 Oceana Airshow, VA, USA
Sep 26-26 Miramar Airshow, CA, USA
Oct 3-4 Ventura County Airshow, Point Mugu, CA, USA
Oct 10-11 San Francisco Fleet Week, CA, USA
Oct 16-17 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow, Pensacola, FL, USA