‘Thunderbirds’ to headline McConnell Air Show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis Air Force...
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 9:13 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” will headline the Frontiers in Flight Air Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at McConnell Air Force Base.

The demonstration squadron will perform a number of maneuvers and tricks while flying hundreds of miles an hour in F-16 fighter jets.

“A lot of us started our careers, and our dreams started by watching this air show. So, that’s our favorite thing to do. Is to come out into the communities and inspire the public to pursue their dreams,” said Capt. Travis Grindstaff, a flight surgeon with the “Thunderbirds.”

Gates for Frontiers in Flight open at 9 a.m. The air show starts at noon. The Thunderbirds will close out the show daily at 3 p.m.