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    Default 2018 Thunderbird Schedule - Reno?

    The Thunderbird website states this:

    September 8-9: McConnell AFB, Kansas – “McConnell Open House”

    September 15-16: New Windsor, New York – “New York Air Show”

    And MILIVIA states Reno 9/12 only:

    September 2018
    Date Event Location [map] Website FB Feat. Notes
    01-02 Sep Canadian International Air Show (CIAS 18) Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada link FB
    Display Teams Reports: 2016 2015
    08-09 Sep McConnell AFB Air Show & Open House 2018 McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS, USA link
    Display Teams
    12-16 Sep Reno National Championship Air Races Reno Stead Airport, Reno, NV, USA link FB
    Display Teams

    15-16 Sep New York Air Show Stewart Int'l Airport, Newburgh, NY, USA link FB
    Display Teams
    22-23 Sep California Capital Airshow Mather Airport, Sacramento, CA, USA link FB
    Display Teams
    29-30 Sep California International Airshow Salinas Municipal Airport, Salinas, CA, USA link FB
    Display Teams

    So, will they appear in Reno 9/12 only for one day between shows in Kansas and NY??
    Last edited by Desertdawg; 11-30-2017 at 08:30 AM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: 2018 Thunderbird Schedule - Reno?

    That's correct, as it stands right now. All military jet teams will be releasing their schedules Monday AM at the ICAS convention in Las Vegas. No doubt you'll see more on AAFO shortly thereafter.
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    Oh, and on a related note:

    Thunderbirds Commander Relieved of Duty
    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, relieved Lieutenant Colonel Jason Heard of command of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron upon the completion of the 2017 season effective Nov. 20, 2017.
    While Heard led the team through a highly successful show season, Leavitt lost confidence in his leadership and risk management style.
    Leavitt determined that new leadership was necessary to ensure the highest levels of pride, precision and professionalism within the team.
    “This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but one that is ultimately in the best interests of the Thunderbird team. I am personally grateful for Jason’s dedication to the 2017 season,” Leavitt said.
    Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Walsh, the Thunderbird’s 2016-2017 Operations Officer, has temporarily assumed responsibility of the team until a new commander is selected.
    The Thunderbirds are preparing for the 2018 season, training their new pilots, and look forward to inspiring crowds around the country.
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    Default Re: 2018 Thunderbird Schedule - Reno?

    Reno should be getting the Snowbirds in 2018, time will tell what happens.
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