This spring, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be making a joint appearance at the 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show on May 11 and 12. The dual appearance marks the first time since 2017 the two teams last performed at the same air show on the same weekend.
“I think we have been pushing for a couple of years to have this opportunity to fly in a show with with the Thunderbirds and really, if for nothing else, to get both teams together to perform at the same time,” Blue Angel #6, Lt. Commander Andre Webb said. “And to see the differences in operations between the two of them, we can take best practices and make both of our military demonstration teams better.”
In addition to featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the show will also include performances from the A-10 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights, GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team, Patty Wagstaff Airshows, CAF Red Tail Squadron and Shockwave Jet Trucks.