Thunder Over Dover, Free Two-Day Air Show Aug 26 – 27

Dover – Later this month Dover Air Force Base is holding it’s first open house in 9 years. The base will host “Thunder Over Dover”, a free two-day event that will feature aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, along with many others. The event will also display current and historical aircraft that kids of all ages can explore.

The gates will open at 9:00 am August 26 and 27. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday the 26th at 10:00 am. The show will begin at 11:00 am and wrap up at 5:00 pm on both days.


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
Wings of Blue
SOC Black Daggers Jump Team
C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team
B-2 Spirit flyover (Saturday only)
C-130 Hercules
Warrior Flight Team (L-39s)
Warbird British De Havilland Vampire Airshow Act
Harrier – Nalls Aviation
Chef Pitts
Skipper Hyle
Delaware State Police
CAF Prowlers of the Pacific
USCG MH-65D Dolphin Search & Rescue Demo
“Jive” Kerby RV-8 “Wild Blue” Aerobatics
USAF Academy Glider Demo Team
Jacquie B Airshows
Jason Newburg Viper Pitts Aerobatics
B-25J Mitchell “Panchito” – Salute to the Doolittle Raiders
CAF P-51D Mustang Demo

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
C-5M Super Galaxy
C-17 Globemaster III
F-15E Strike Eagle
TBM Avenger
Cessna 172
Cessna 182
Piper Warrior
Piper Arrow
Piper Seminole
Massey Air Museum
WWII Glider
Boeing Stearman WWII Trainer
Havilland Tiger Moth WWII Trainer

About The Base

Dover Air Force Base is located in the “First State,” and the center of the Delmarva — Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — Peninsula. Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the “Eagle Wing” and the 512th Airlift Wing, our Air Force Reserve associate–referred to as the “Liberty Wing.”

Together, these two wings make up the “Dover Team.” The 436th Airlift Wing is the active duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base, which provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency airlift missions.

The “Eagle Wing” is a subordinate of Eighteenth Air Force headquartered with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Eagle Wing consists of operations, maintenance, mission support and medical groups and 14 staff divisions. The wing has more than 4,000 active-duty military and civilian employees.

Home to the C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, the Eagle Wing flies hundreds of missions throughout the world and provides 25 percent of the Nation’s strategic airlift capability, projecting global reach to over 100 countries around the globe.

Dover AFB operates the largest and busiest air freight terminal in the Department of Defense and is also home to the Air Mobility Command Museum, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs is the DOD’s largest joint-service mortuary facility and the only one located in the continental United States.

Image Credits: USAF

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