US Air Force F-35A, F-22A, F-16C & A-10C solo demo team schedules released for 2021

The US Air Force’s Air Combat Command solo demonstration teams have announced their 2021 schedules at the virtual ICAS Convention today.

As with the last two seasons, the USAF will field three front-line fast jet demonstrations: the F-35A Lightning II, F-22A Raptor, F-16C Fighting Falcon and A-10C Thunderbolt II. Each team will perform approximately 15-minute solo displays, as well as “Heritage Flights” alongside well-known US warbirds.

In addition to solo displays, all four teams will be visiting Canada at least once. Additional international shows in the UK, UAE, Mexico, Colombia and Australia are also pending approval.

North American military airshow teams traditionally announce their schedules at the the International Council of Air Shows’ annual convention, which is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more about how airshows are coping with the coronavirus, see our in-depth feature article.


Date Show Location Country Type
Mar 12-13 United States MCAS Yuma Airshow Yuma USA (CA) F-22
Mar 13 United States NAS El Centro Airshow El Centro USA (CA) A-10
Mar 20 United States Bluebonnet Airshow Burnet USA (TX) A-10
Apr 10-11 United States NAS JAX Airshow Jacksonville USA (FL) F-22
Apr 13-18 United States Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in Lakeland USA (FL) F-22
Apr 13-14 United States Moody AFB: Hawgsmoke Valdosta USA (GA) A-10
Apr 17 United States Thunder Over Louisville Louisville USA (KY) F-16 A-10
Apr 17-18 United States Cocoa Beach Airshow Cocoa Beach USA (FL) F-35 F-22, A-10
Apr 21-24 Mexico Mexico Aerospace Fair Queretaro Mexico TBC
Apr 24-25 United States MCAS Beaufort Airshow Beaufort USA (SC) F-16
Apr 24-25 United States Davis-Monthan AFB: Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona (new date) Tuscon USA (AZ) A-10
Apr 30-May 2 United States Planes of Fame Airshow (new date) Chino USA (CA) F-35
May 1-2 United States Wings Over South Texas Corpus Christi USA (TX) F-16
May 8-9 United States Fort Lauderdale Airshow Fort Lauderdale USA (FL) F-16
May 8-9 United States Barksdale AFB: Defenders of Liberty Airshow Shreveport USA (LA) F-22
May 15-16 United States Great Florida Airshow Melbourne USA (FL) F-16
May 15-16 United States Hangar 24 AirFest Redlands USA (CA) F-35
May 15 United States Preakness Race Baltimore USA (MD) F-22 (HF only)
May 21-23 United States Oregon International Airshow Hillsboro USA (OR) F-35
May 22-23 United States Millville Wings & Wheels (new date) Millville USA (TX) F-22
May 22 United States Thunder Over Dalhart Dalhart USA (TX) A-10
May 29-30 United States Go Wheels Up! Texas San Marcos USA (TX) F-16
May 29-30 United States Atlanta Airshow Peachtree City USA (GA) F-35
May 29-30 United States Westmoreland County Airshow Latrobe USA (GA) F-22
May 29-30 United States Bethpage Airshow Jones Beach USA (NY) A-10
May 30 United States Hatfield USA (MA) A-10 (HF only)
Jun 5-6 United States Chennault International Airshow Lake Charles USA (LA) F-22
Jun 5-6 United States Wildwood Airshow North Wildwood USA (NJ) F-16
Jun 5-6 United States Great Tennessee Airshow Smyrna USA (TN) F-35 F-16
Jun 12-13 United States St. Cloud Airshow St. Cloud USA (MN) F-16
Jun 12-13 United States Deke Slayton Airfest La Crosse USA (WI) F-35, F-16
Jun 19-20 United States Moses Lake Airshow Moses Lake USA (WA) A-10
Jun 19-20 United States OC Airshow Ocean City USA (MD) F-22
Jun 19-20 United States Airshow Baltimore Baltimore USA (MD) A-10
Jun 19-20 United States Thunder Over Niagara Niagara Falls USA (NY) F-16
Jun 25-27 United States Rhode Island Airshow North Kingstown USA (RI) A-10
Jun 26-27 United States Duluth Airshow Duluth USA (MN) F-16 F-22
Jun 26-27 United States Thunder over the Heartlands Topeka USA (KS) F-16
Jul 2 United States Rose City Airfest Tyler USA (TX) F-16
Jul 2-4 United States Battle Creek Airshow & Balloon Fiesta Battle Creek USA (MI) F-22
Jul 2 United States Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Mabank USA (TX) F-16
Jul 3 United States Dubuque Fireworks & Airshow Dubique USA (IA) A-10
Jul 3-4 United States Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels Tacoma USA (WA) F-35 (HF only)
Jul 4 United States Racine Independence Day Parade Racine USA (WI) F-22 & A-10 (HF only)
Jul 4 United States Tacoma Freedom Fair Tacoma USA (WA) F-35
Jul 8-11 Colombia F-AIR (new date) Rio Negro Colombia TBC
Jul 9-11 United States National Warplane Museum: Geneseo Airshow Geneseo USA (NY) F-22
Jul 10-11 United Kingdom Flying Legends Sywell UK (ENG) A-10
Jul 16-18 United Kingdom Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford UK (ENG) A-10
Jul 9-11 United States Greater Binghamton Airshow Johnson City USA (NY) A-10
Jul 23-25 United States Tri-Cities Water Follies Kennewick USA (WA) F-35
Jul 24-25 United States Fargo Airshow Fargo USA (ND) F-16
Jul 24-25 United States Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee USA (WI) F-22
Jul 24-25 United States EAA AirVenture Oshkosh USA (WI) F-16
Jul 30-Aug 1 United States Oregon International Airshow McMinnville USA (OR) F-22
Jul 31-Aug 1 Canada Lethbridge International Airshow Lethbridge Canada (AL) A-10
Jul 31-Aug 1 United States Eielson AFB: Arctic Lightning Airshow Fairbanks USA (AK) F-35
Aug 6-8 Canada Abbotsford International Airshow Abbotsford Canada (BC) F-22
Aug 6-8 United States Seafair Airshow Seattle USA (WA) A-10
Aug 7-8 United States Thunder Over Michigan Ypsilanti USA (MI) F-35
Aug 14-15 United States Owensboro Airshow Owensboro USA (KY) F-35 F-16
Aug 14-15 United States Decatur Airport 75th Anniversary Airshow Decatur USA (IL) A-10
Aug 15 United States Thunder Over Louisville (new date) Louisville USA (KY) F-16
Aug 18 United States Thunder Over the Boardwalk Atlantic City USA (NJ) F-22
Aug 20-22 Canada Edmonton Airshow Edmonton Canada (AB) A-10
Aug 21 United States Wingnuts Flying Circus: Greatest Little Airshow Tarkio USA (MO) F-16
Aug 21-22 United States Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago USA (IL) F-35
Aug 27-29 Canada Airshow London London Canada (ON) F-16
Aug 28 United States America’s Freedom Fest Goshen USA (IN) A-10
Aug 28-29 United States New York International Airshow New Windsor USA (NY) F-22
Sep 4-5 United States JB Cape Cod Airshow Cape Cod USA (MA) F-16
Sep 4-5 United States Millville Wings & Wheels Millville USA (NJ) F-22
Sep 4-6 Canada Canadian International Air Show Toronto Canada (ON) F-35
Sep 4-6 United States Cleveland National Airshow Cleveland USA (OH) A-10
Sep 10-12 United States Wild West Airshow Cheyenne USA (WY) F-22
Sep 10-12 Canada Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Gatineau Canada (QC) F-16
Sep 11-12 United States CAF Sky High Wing AIRSHO Midland USA (TX) A-10
Sep 16-19 United States National Championship Air Races Reno USA (NV) F-22
Sep 17-19 Canada Volaria Aeronautics Festival Mirabel Canada (QC) F-35
Sep 18-19 United States Wings Over Wine Country Santa Rosa USA (CA) A-10
Sep 25 United States Wendover Wings & Wheels Wendover USA (UT) F-16
Sep 25-26 United States Wings by the Wabash Robinson USA (IL) A-10
Sep 25-26 United States MCAS Miramar Airshow San Diego USA (CA) F-22
Sep 25-26 United States California Capital Airshow Sacramento USA (CA) F-35
Oct 2-3 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA) F-35
Oct 9-10 United States Wings Over Houston Ellington USA (TX) F-22
Oct 9-10 United States Fleet Week San Francisco USA (CA) F-16
Oct 16-17 United States Florida International Airshow Punta Gorda USA (FL) F-16
Oct 16-17 United States Central Florida Air & Space Show Sanford USA (FL) F-35
Oct 16-17 United States Northern Colorado Airshow Loveland USA (CO) A-10
Oct 19-24 Korea, Republic of Seoul ADEX Seoul Republic of Korea TBC
Oct 23-24 United States Los Angeles County Airshow Lancaster USA (CA) F-35
Oct 23-24 United States Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Fort Worth USA (TX) A-10 F-16
Oct 30-31 United States Wings Over North Georgia Rome USA (GA) A-10
Oct 30-31 United States Planes of Fame Airshow Chino USA (CA) F-35
Nov 4-7 Colombia F-AIR Rio Negro Colombia F-16
Nov 5-6 United States Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow Pensacola USA (FL) F-35
Nov 5-7 United States Stuart Airshow (new date) Stuart USA (FL) F-16
Nov 6-7 United States Davis-Monthan AFB: Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Tuscon USA (AZ) A-10
Nov 12-14 United States Stuart Airshow Stuart USA (FL) F-16
Nov 13-14 United States Hangar 24 AirFest Lake Havasu USA (AZ) A-10
Nov 14-18 United Arab Emirates Dubai Airshow Dubai UAE (DU) TBC
Nov 23-28 Australia Australian International Airshow Avalon Australia (VIC) TBC
Dec TBC United Kingdom Lakenheath UK (ENG) F-35A