The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the 2015 Aviation Roundup in Minden, Nevada, Aug. 22-23. The airshow is a recent addition to the Thunderbirds’ 2015 schedule, which previously announced the team would perform 71 demonstrations in 39 locations.
The weekend performance at the Minden-Tahoe Airport will increase the number of Thunderbirds demonstrations to 73 shows in 40 locations, according to the squadron’s Commander, Lt. Col. Chris Hammond.
“An opening in August allowed us to take on another show site,” said Hammond, who is also known as Thunderbird 1. “With part of the Thunderbirds mission being to connect the public to their military, the Team is eager to engage as many people as possible. This is a great opportunity to showcase the hard work and precision of the airmen of the US Air Force; we’re looking forward to putting on an exciting and safe show in Minden.”
The Thunderbirds were formed in 1953. The 2015 season marks the 33rd year the squadron has performed in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.