Thunder Over the Sound

  • May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

  • Recurring daily

  • Location: Keesler AFB

  • Phone: 228-377-7329; 228-377-1179

  • Time: 9am-5pm

Gates open at 7:30am and on base shows, activities with performances begin at 8:30am. There will be static displays, kids' zone with inflatables and obstacle courses and air shows. A ground display will include a Mobile Interactive Aviation Museum with A-7 and F-110 cockpits where you can sit in the seats.

Aerial performances begin at 1pm over the Biloxi beachfront and end around 5pm.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds produce an hour-long demonstration that combines pride, precision, and professionalism with years of pilot training for an amazing showcase. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines the Air Force's enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd will get a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities possessed by the fighter pilots. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

Confirmed performances are (not listed in performance order):

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds 
  • Team Aeroshell
  • Trojan Thunder
  • Twin Tigers: Yak 55’s (the 2019 International Council on Air Shows Platinum Pinnacle Award Winner in the Civilian Performer category)
  • Wild Blue Rodeo: RV-8
  • MiG-17 with pilot Greg Howell
  • Jeremy Holt: Pegasus Biplane
  • Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Truck: Twin Jet Engin 57 Chevy pickup, capable of speeds of 350+ mph
  • Scott Francis Air Shows: MXS (one of only 12 in existence)
  • Greg Koontz & the Alabama Boys – Xtreme Super Decathlon and a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub
  • Army Special Ops – Black Daggers parachute demo team
  • B-25
  • P-40 Warhawk
  • P-51 Quick Silver Mustang
  • T-33 Ace maker
  • F-4U Corsair
  • MIG-17
  • OV-1 MOHAWK

Static DisplayS:
  • A-10 Thunderbolt
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • CH-47 Chinook
  • HH-60 Pave Hawk
  • C-130J Hurricane Hunters
  • C-130J Flying Jennies
  • MQ-9 Reaper
  • C-17 Globemaster
  • B-25 Killer B
  • T-6
  • UH-60 Black Hawk
  • AH-64 Apache
  • UH-1Y Venom
  • AH-1 Cobra
  • T-45

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Thunder Over the Sound
  • May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019
  • Keesler AFB
  • Recurring daily