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The Great Texas Airshow returns to JBSA-Randolph April 6-7

  • Published
  • By Andrew C. Patterson
  • 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Great Texas Airshow will take place April 6-7 with this year’s theme of  "Service in Action." This free event will showcase the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the F-35A Lightning II, the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team and more. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day. The aerial acts begin at 11 a.m. on both days. 

Great Texas Airshow Planned Acts and Performers

Military Acts 

  • F-35A Demonstration Team 

  • USAF Parachute Team Wings of Blue  

  • 12th Flying Training Wing Composite Flyby  

  • C-17 & KC-46 Demonstration Teams 

  • F-35A & P-51 Heritage Flight 

  • USAF Thunderbirds 


Civilian Acts and Performers

  • Tora, Tora, Tora 

  • Acrobatic demos by Bill Stein, Tom Larkin,
    Glamourous Glenn, and Kirby Chambliss 

  • Shetterly Squadron 

  • Jet Truck/Pitts 

  • Various Warbirds (B-29, B-25, P-40, C-121,
    AH-1 Cobra, T-6, MiG-17, T-33, A-26,
    P-51, L-17, L-19, PT-17, PT-19, CJ-6, A-4) 

*Airshow performers subject to change 


Military Appreciation Day will feature science, technology, engineering, math, (STEM) and cyber events and activities on Fri., April 5. Schools, Junior ROTC, Gold Star Families, Wounded Warriors, and Department of Defense ID cardholders are authorized access. 

The Great Texas Airshow also includes support from all branches of service and features static displays and aerial demonstrations by many military and civilian acts. This free event is open to the public. Information is available at   

Media Notes:  
Media passes are available for Military Appreciation and STEAM Day access on Friday, April 5. U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and airshow staff members are also available for appearances on news programs and morning shows leading up to The Great Texas Airshow. For media passes, please contact 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs at