Thunderbirds set to perform at Ft. Wayne Airshow

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The world renowned Air Force Thunderbirds are set to perform at the 2016 Fort Wayne Airshow to be held in September. The 122nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard made the announcement Friday morning.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead before the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead before the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Thunderbirds, the official demonstration team of the Air Force, were formed in 1953. “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” as the team is known, fly F-16 aircraft. In 2015 they performed 70 demonstrations at 38 locations in the United States.

“The Airmen of the 122nd Fighter Wing enjoy great support from the greater Fort Wayne area and we are excited to partner with the community to showcase the Thunderbirds. We all look forward to an outstanding Air Show next year!” said Col. Patrick R. Renwick, Commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing.

The 2016 Fort Wayne Airshow is scheduled for September 10 and 11 at the Air National Guard base located adjacent to Fort Wayne International Airport. The last year the Fort Wayne Airshow was held was 2012.

More information will become available as the dates draw nearer.

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