After a two-year absence, the roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbird’s F-16 demonstration team will tear through the skies over Homestead Air Reserve Base during the 2016 Wings Over Homestead Air Show on Nov. 3 and 4. Doors open at 8 am and close at 5 pm. Performances begin at 10 am. No entry after 3 pm.
Admission is free and tickets are not required for general admission. Food, beverages and memorabilia will be available for purchase.
Wings Over Homestead organizers are really excited to have the T-birds and Golden Knights back in Homestead.
The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel performing in almost 30 job specialties.
Flying the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, more than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 foreign countries have seen the red, white, and blue jets in more than 3,500 aerial demonstrations.
Also announced for the 2018 show is the U.S. Army parachute team, The Golden Knights. The “Knights” have performed more than 16,000 shows in all 50 states and 48 countries, reaching more than 20,000 people per show with their spectacular live parachutes demonstrations. Homestead ARB is the winter home to The Golden Knights.
Also joining the Thunderbirds will be a host of other aircraft, including everything from biplanes to supersonic jets to rocket cars.
Besides the performing aircraft, many other warbirds, classic and vintage aircraft, along with military vehicles and aviation-related items will be on static display for up-close viewing by the public.
Hosting the airshow is the 482nd Fighter Wing, which maintains and operates Homestead ARB.
Please see list of Do’s and Don’ts.