2016 North American Military Team Schedules

Clicking on any hyperlink in the schedule will take you to my preview page for that show site,
indicating that I may be attending that particular airshow.

Keep in mind this will now be a combined list - all demos and teams will appear in one list.

Thunderbirds last updated:  June 13, 2016.
Blue Angels last updated:  September 20, 2016.
Snowbirds last updated:  May 24, 2016.
Breitling Jet Team last updated:  December 7, 2015.
Golden Knights last updated:  December 7, 2015.
Leap Frogs last updated:  February 3, 2016.
Not all Leap Frogs appearances are listed here; they will jump at other events such as professional sports games.
ACC Demos last updated:  February 23, 2016.
F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flights last updated:  March 7, 2016
Navy TACDEMOS last updated:  June 7, 2016.
CF-18 Demos last updated:  December 8, 2015.
AV-8B & MV-22 demos last updated:  February 3, 2016.

 

Quick Notes

ACC:  Released.  Total of 20 each F-16 & F-22 Demonstrations, Heritage Flights at all.
Bombers:  B-1, B-2, B-52 flyovers will be made available along with T-38s (WM only).
F-35A Lightning II:  Released.  Limited static displays plus a limited role in Heritage Flights.
US Navy TACDEMO:  Released.  46 demonstrations planned for VFA-106 and VFA-122.
USMC:  Released.  Four show sites each for AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey demonstrations.

 

Please e-mail me if you are aware of any changes that must be made to this schedule.

 


 

REGARDING THE BLUE ANGELS AND THE THUNDERBIRDS:

On June 2, 2016, both the USAF Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels had an aircraft go down in separate accidents - the Thunderbirds having a jet crash in Colorado after performing the flyover for the United States Air Force Academy graduation, and the Blue Angels having a jet crash during part of their practice in Smyrna, Tennessee.  The Thunderbird pilot involved, Major Alex Turner, ejected from his F-16 Fighting Falcon.  The Blue Angel pilot involved, Captain Jeff Kuss (USMC), sadly lost his life, but before saving many other lives in the process.

As a result, both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels have initiated a safety stand-down, and this is likely to last for the foreseeable future.  While the listed show sites from the start will remain, Zinger Aviation Media will be updated accordingly when it is confirmed that the teams will/will not resume their respective show schedules and any individual cancellations announced by either the show sites or the jet teams.

As of June 13, 2016, the Thunderbirds have announced they will be resuming their 2016 schedule.

As of June 25, 2016, the Blue Angels have announced they will be resuming their 2016 schedule.

 

Dates Show Site Jet Team
March 12 NAF El Centro, CA Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs
March 11-13 Titusville, FL F-16 Fighting Falcon
March 12-13 Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ Thunderbirds,
AV-8B Harrier,
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II
March 19-20 MacDill AFB, FL Thunderbirds
March 19-20 Lancaster, CA Blue Angels
March 29-April 3 Santiago, Chile F-22 Raptor
April 2-3 NAS Key West, FL Blue Angels
April 2-3 Melbourne, FL F-16 Fighting Falcon
April 2-3 Luke AFB, AZ Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
F-35A Lightning II
April 8-10 Lakeland, FL Breitling Jet Team,
Golden Knights (4-6),
F-22 Raptor
April 9-10 Lake City, FL Thunderbirds
April 9-10 Mobile, AL Golden Knights
April 9-10 NAS Kingsville, TX Blue Angels
April 16-17 Knoxville, TN Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
April 16-17 March ARB, CA Thunderbirds
April 23-24 Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II
April 22-23 Louisville, KY Leap Frogs,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
April 23-24 NAS/JRB Fort Worth, TX Blue Angels,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
April 29 Moose Jaw, SK Snowbirds
April 30-May 1 MCAS Cherry Point, NC Blue Angels,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
April 30-May 1 Chino, CA F-16 Fighting Falcon
April 30-May 1 Barksdale AFB, LA Thunderbirds
May 7-8 Fort Lauderdale, FL Thunderbirds,
Snowbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
AV-8B Harrier,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-35A Lightning II,
VFA-106
May 7-8 Lincoln, NE Blue Angels,
F-22 Raptor
May 11 Cape Girardeau, MO Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
May 14-15 St. Louis, MO Blue Angels,
Snowbirds,
Golden Knights,
Leap Frogs,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
May 14-15 Joint Base MDL, NJ Thunderbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
Golden Knights,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
May 18 Winston Salem, NC
(no acro)
Snowbirds
May 21-22 Shaw AFB, SC Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-16 Fighting Falcon,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
May 21-22 Latrobe, PA Snowbirds,
Golden Knights,
F-22 Raptor,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
May 21-22 Lynchburg, VA Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs
May 25, 27 United States Naval Academy Blue Angels
May 28-29 Jones Beach, NY Blue Angels,
Snowbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
Golden Knights,
Leap Frogs,
F-16 Fighting Falcon,
F-35A Lightning II
May 28-29 Cannon AFB, NM Thunderbirds
May 28-29 Columbia, MO CF-18 Hornet,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
June 1 Yarmouth, NS Snowbirds
June 2 USAFA Thunderbirds
June 4-5 Kirtland AFB, NM Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
June 4-5 Smyrna, TN Blue Angels,
Breitling Jet Team,
F-22 Raptor
June 4-5 Portage la Prairie, MB Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
June 11-12 Borden, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
June 11-12 Syracuse, NY Blue Angels,
Golden Knights,
Leap Frogs,
F-16 Fighting Falcon,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
June 11-12 North Kingstown, RI Thunderbirds,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
June 11-12 Claremore, OK Golden Knights
June 15 Quebec City, QC Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
June 18-19 St. Thomas, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
June 18-19 Ocean City, MD Thunderbirds,
F-35A Lightning II,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
June 18-19 Dayton, OH Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs,
F-22 Raptor,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
June 18-19 Gaylord, MS Golden Knights
June 22 Ypsilanti, MI Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
June 24-26 Davenport, IA F-16 Fighting Falcon,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
June 25-26 Trenton, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
June 25-26 Vero Beach, FL Blue Angels
June 25-26 Hill AFB, UT Thunderbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
Golden Knights,
F-35A Lightning II
June 25-26 Evansville, IN F/A-18F - VFA-106
June 25-26 Huntsville, AL Golden Knights
June 30 Gatineau, QC Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
July 1 Ottawa, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
July 3 MJ Sidewalk Days Snowbirds
July 2-4 Battle Creek, MI Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights
July 2-4 Dubuque, IA Golden Knights,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
July 2-4 Traverse City, MI Blue Angels,
CF-18 Hornet
July 9 Yellowknife, NWT Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
July 8-10 RAF Fairford, UK F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II
July 9-10 Gary, IN Blue Angels,
Golden Knights,
MV-22 Osprey
July 9-10 Duluth, MN Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
AV-8B Harrier,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
July 13 Flin-Flon, MB Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
July 16-17 Cold Lake, AB Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
July 16-17 Florennes, Belgium Golden Knights
July 16-17 Toledo, OH Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
July 16 Pensacola Beach, FL Blue Angels
July 20 Wetaskiwin, AB CF-18 Hornet
July 23-24 Whitecourt, AB Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
July 23-24 Hillsboro, OR Breitling Jet Team,
MV-22 Osprey
July 23-24 Clear Creek, PA Golden Knights
July 23-24 Sioux Falls, SD Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs,
AV-8B Harrier,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
July 23 Vance AFB, OK Thunderbirds
July 23 Eielson AFB, AK F-22 Raptor
July 23 Cheyenne, WY Thunderbirds,
Leap Frogs
July 27 Estevan, SK Snowbirds
July 30-31 Offutt AFB, NE Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
July 30-31 Oshkosh, WI Snowbirds,
F-16 Fighting Falcon,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
July 30-31 JB Elmendorf, AK Blue Angels,
Golden Knights,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
August 5-7 Hillsboro, ON F/A-18F - VFA-122
August 6-7 Seattle, WA Blue Angels,
Breitling Jet Team,
Golden Knights
August 6-7 Edmonton, AB CF-18 Hornet,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
August 6-7 Cranbrook, BC Snowbirds,
Golden Knights
August 10 Nanaimo, BC Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
August 13 Minot AFB, ND F-16 Fighting Falcon
August 13-14 Abbotsford, BC Snowbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
CF-18 Hornet
August 13-14 Burlington, VT Thunderbirds,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
August 17 Atlantic City, NJ Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
MV-22 Osprey,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
August 20-21 Chicago, IL Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
Leap Frogs,
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
August 20-21 Ypsilanti, MI Breitling Jet Team,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
August 20-21 TBD Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
August 20-21 TBD Blue Angels
August 23 St. Johns, NF Snowbirds
August 27-28 Charlo, NB Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
August 27-28 Milwaukee, WI F-16 Fighting Falcon
August 26-28 Boise, ID Leap Frogs
August 27-28 Long Pond, PA Blue Angels
August 28 Charlo, NB Snowbirds
August 27-28 Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
August 31 Brantford, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
September 3-5 Toronto, ON Snowbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
CF-18 Hornet,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
September 3-4 Stewart ANGB, NY Thunderbirds,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
September 3-5 Cleveland, OH Blue Angels,
Golden Knights,
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II
September 6 Whitby, ON Snowbirds
September 10-11 NAS Oceana, VA Blue Angels,
F/A-18C - VFA-106,
F/A-18F - VFA-106,
F-22 Raptor
September 10-11 Val d'Or, QC Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet
September 10-11 Sanicole, Belgium Golden Knights
September 10-11 Waukegan, IL Golden Knights
September 10-11 Fort Wayne, IN Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
September 14-18 Reno, NV F-35A Lightning II
September 16-18 Albuquerque, NM Leap Frogs
September 17-18 London, ON Snowbirds,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
September 17-18 Sheppard AFB, TX Thunderbirds
September 17-18 Coshocton, OH Golden Knights,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
September 17-18 Waco, TX F-16 Fighting Falcon,
MV-22 Osprey,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
September 17-18 Reno, NV Blue Angels
September 24-25 MCAS Miramar, CA Blue Angels,
Breitling Jet Team,
Leap Frogs,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
September 24-25 Salinas, CA Thunderbirds,
Golden Knights
September 24-25 Santa Rosa, CA CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
September 24-25 Sydney, MT Snowbirds
September 28 Swift Current, SK Snowbirds
October 1-2 Sacramento, CA Blue Angels,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
October 1-2 Owensboro, KY Snowbirds,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
October 1-2 Talladega, AL Golden Knights
October 1-2 Robins AFB, GA Thunderbirds
October 8-9 San Francisco, CA Blue Angels,
Breitling Jet Team,
CF-18 Hornet,
F-22 Raptor
October 8-9 San Juan, PR Thunderbirds
October 8-9 Brunswick, GA Snowbirds
October 8-9 Lincoln, CA Golden Knights
October 15 Moose Jaw, SK Snowbirds
October 15-16 Fort Worth, TX Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
October 15-16 Baltimore, MD Blue Angels,
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II
October 22-23 Houston, TX Blue Angels,
Leap Frogs,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
October 22-23 Andersen, SC F/A-18F - VFA-106
October 22-23 Huntington Beach, CA Thunderbirds,
Breitling Jet Team,
F/A-18F - VFA-122
October 29-30 Rome, GA Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
October 29-30 NAS Patuxent River, MD Blue Angels,
Golden Knights,
F-22 Raptor
October 29-30 San Juan, PR Golden Knights
November 4-6 Stuart, FL Leap Frogs,
F/A-18C - VFA-106
November 5-6 Homestead ARB, FL Thunderbirds,
F/A-18F - VFA-106
November 5-6 NAS Jacksonville, FL Blue Angels
November 11-12 NAS Pensacola, FL Blue Angels,
F-16 Fighting Falcon
November 12-13 Nellis AFB, NV Thunderbirds,
F-22 Raptor,
F-35A Lightning II,
F/A-18F - VFA-122