Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona is here!

Tucson air show ready to take to the skies

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019 with gates opening at 9 a.m. and with the first aerial act at 11 a.m.

The show will feature one of the strongest military air show lineups in the U.S. including the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the USAF F-22 Raptor, as well as other various military demonstrations.

In addition to demonstrations from the Thunderbirds, the A-10 and F-22, there will be performances by Kirby Chambliss and the Red Bull Helicopter, the Red Bull Skydiving Team and Kent Pietsch and the Jelly Bell aircraft, Vicky Benzin’s Stearman and the Shocwave Jet Truck; demo by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

According to the Public Affairs Office on Davis-Monthan, due to possible changes each morning of the airshow, a full schedule (hour by hour) will not be released; the only confirmed times for the weekend will be the Wings of Blue (the Air Force parachute team) jump in at 11 a.m. and the Thunderbirds take off at 3:30 p.m.

Admission to the air show is free, but there are premium seating areas with a limited number of tickets available.

The following hand carried items are prohibited at the air show:

  • Backpacks – Clear or mesh authorized
  • Duffle bags – Clear or mesh authorized
  • Large camera bags
  • Coolers
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas
  • Outside alcohol
  • Camelbacks
  • Paint
  • Balloons
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Weapons (brass knuckles, mace, pepper spray, box cutters, nun chucks, firearms, knives, and etc.)
  • Military uniforms worn by non-military members
  • Gang or motorcycle club affiliated colors or clothing/items
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Skates/shoes with skates in them
  • Skateboards
  • Go-carts (NOTE: Personal Carts may be used by physically challenged visitors.)
  • Pets: All pets are prohibited form the A&A Days grounds. Service animals assisting physically challenged guests will be authorized.
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“We are very delighted that we will have three of the Air Force’s most popular air show demonstration teams all performing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,” said Maj. Tyler “Leeroy” Schultz, Director of the Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show, in a news release. “We are also excited to open up the base to our local community and give them an opportunity to meet members of our armed services and share with them the important role our base serves in our nation’s defense."

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