Thunder & Lightning Air Show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Thunder & Lightning over Arizona is a biannual Davis-Monthan Open House event that is open to the public.

The two-day event will celebrate the history of American aviation and will salute the recent celebration of the centennial of Arizona statehood. The U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron (aka the Thunderbirds) will also perform.

Other activities will include: static displays of aircraft, kids play centers, and a beer garden for adults.

  • LOCATION: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson
  • DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012 and Sunday, April 15, 2012
  • TIME: Gates open at 8:30am. Flying begins at 11:30am. Activities conclude at 4:30pm.
  • COST: Free
  • NOTES: Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Joe at Rifle Airshows. In 2010, more than 200,000 spectators attended the show.

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  1. robert farrell says

    are we allowed to go to the on base fastfood restaurants during the airshow? ie: popeyes-, burgerking, in and out burger?

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