Air Force Thunderbirds to perform over the Bay Area this weekend

If you hear a rumble in the skies this weekend, it’s most likely the Air Force Thunderbirds, who are zooming into town for an air show.

The Thunder Over the Bay Air Show runs from March 30-31 at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. The show is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Gates open at 9 a.m. and admission is free.

The marquee performers are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, but many others will be featured throughout the weekend.


U.S. Army Golden Knights

Yuichi Takagi (Pitts S-25)

C-130s Demo CRW Insertion

Matt Chapman (Extra 330LX)

C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team

Bill Stein (Edge 540)


Patriots Jet Team (L-39, 6-ship demo)

Acemaker (T-33)

Smoke and Thunder Jet Truck

U-2 Flight Demo

Jeff Boerboon (Yak-110)

U-2/T-38 Formation Flyover

Parade of Heavies (Showcasing Travis aircraft)

F-22 Demo Team

Heritage Flight (P-51, A-10, F-22)

USAF Thunderbirds

The theme of this year’s show is “hometown heroes,” highlighting Californians who helped during last year’s destructive wildfires.

“Last year’s wildfire season proved to be the deadliest in California history,” the air show wrote in a press release. “Even amid tragedy, though, the resolve of the American spirit shone through. This year’s air show is a celebration and memorial of those Hometown Heroes who are true testaments to that same spirit.”

For more information on the show, see the Travis Air Show site.

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