The US Air Force Thunderbirds Preview THIS FRIDAY



Release received this morning – this should be amazing – don’t miss this Friday!

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Breitling Jet Team Set to Headline First Ever Southern California Beach-Front Air Show

— Huntington Beach to host inaugural Surf City USA Airshow October 22 -23–


(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Jan. 25, 2016 – The Southern California skies will be rocked like never before as the inaugural Surf City USA Airshow announces not one but two headlining jet teams. The United States Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Thunderbirds, and the Breitling Jet Team are scheduled to headline this premier event slated for October 22-23 over the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach – Surf City, USA.


The inaugural Surf City Airshow will be the only beachfront airshow on the West Coast, and the first airshow held in Huntington Beach, California in over twenty years.


“We can’t wait to bring the sights and sounds of freedom to Huntington Beach,” said Michael McCabe, Airshow Director for Surf City USA Airshow.  “This will be a thrilling display that will delight people of all ages.”


Huntington Beach locals will get a small preview of the Thunderbird squadron when one of the F-16 jets completes a fly-over on Friday, January 29th just before 10:00AM. Major Scott Petz, United States Thunderbird #8, Advanced Pilot/Narrator will be flying passes along the beach as a technical evaluation prior to meeting with airshow and city officials for preliminary planning of the October show.


The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world showcasing the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. The hour-long demonstration features sharply choreographed routines that show F-16 Fighting Falcons wingtip to wingtip and give crowd a glimpse of the exacting skills and capabilities possessed by these accomplished fighter pilots.


The Breitling Jet Team is the largest professional civilian jet team in the world. With fast and powerful L-39 Albatross aircraft piloted by flying aces, this renowned aerobatic team illustrates the Breitling’s cherished values of performance, precision, aesthetic sophistication and innovation.  The team will round out their two-year tour of the United States with a final U.S. performance at Huntington Beach’s Surf City Airshow.


For more information about tickets, additional aviation performances and sponsorships, please visit  Fans can follow the Airshow on Facebook and Twitter (@SurfCityUSAAirshow).

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4 thoughts on “The US Air Force Thunderbirds Preview THIS FRIDAY

  1. Can’t wait should be amazing


  2. Julie

    We live across the street from the beach where they did the preview this morning. Holy Hannah was that loud!!! But it was so awesome! So excited for the show!!!


  3. paul fogarty

    last time they where in galway ireland it was the last time ever again so its great to see them in ireland and would love to see them again


  4. Brian Medina

    Thursday October 20th, 2016

    Wow. I was out in the water today, just after noon, near 11th Street. I was having a very pleasant time riding the soft breaking peaks on my long board and then I noticed a delta formation flying a mile or 2 inland parallel to the coast. It just kept getting better. They banked right and came down Main Street directly over HB Pier. Two of the jets broke off, 1 to the north and 1 to the south. The other 4 stayed in a tight group, making a beautiful sweeping turn and came right by where I was floating on my board. For the next 20 or 30 minutes, those of us fortunate enough to have gone to the beach today, were treated to our own personal air show. Thank you Thunderbirds!

    Brian Medina
    Huntington Beach Resident


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