A performance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, aerial displays including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base units and more than 40 aircraft groun…

When: Saturday and Sunday (April 12-13). Gates open at 9 a.m. Flying demonstrations start around 11 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. (Thunderbir…

Aerial performances

Ground displays

  • Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway/USAF
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First delivered to D-M in October 1975, the A-10 is a common sight above Tucson. It’s easy to identify—just look for the twin turbofans on the…

  • Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway / USAF
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The F-16’s long-range combat radius and ability to change position are unrivaled. This highly maneuverable aircraft — which is flown by the Th…

  • SSGT SHANE CUOMO / USAF
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The HC-130P/N is the only dedicated fixed-wing combat search-and-rescue platform in the Air Force inventory. This extended-range version of th…

  • Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star
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First flown by the Royal Air Force, P-51 Mustangs were then used in World War II by the U.S. to escort B-29 bombers. By the end of the war, P-…

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star
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The Pave Hawk’s primary mission is to head into hostile environments to recover people. This makes the twin-engine helicopter well-suited not …

Bring it!

Receptacles located near the display areas will be available for donations of nonperishable food items for the Community Food Bank of Southern…