By 1808Delaware

For the first time in over a decade, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be gracing the skies of Central Ohio at the 2024 Columbus Air Show. Set to take place from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, June 14-16 at Rickenbacker International Airport, this event marks the Thunderbirds’ first performance in the Columbus Air Show since 2007.

Thrilling Performances by Elite Pilots

The 2024 Columbus Air Show is packed with adrenaline-pumping aerial displays from some of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft. The Thunderbirds, known for their precision and breathtaking maneuvers, will headline the show, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees.

In addition to the Thunderbirds, visitors can look forward to performances from:

  • U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet: Showcasing its incredible speed and agility.
  • USAF F-15 159th Fighter Wing: Demonstrating the power and capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier fighter jets.
  • P-51 Mustangs: A classic aircraft that played a significant role in World War II.

A Weekend of Family-Friendly Fun

The Columbus Air Show is more than just an aerial display; it’s a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the aircraft and pilots, making it an educational and inspiring experience for young and old alike.

Warbirds on Display

One of the highlights of the show is the lineup of classic warbirds, which pays homage to the history of aviation and those who flew these legendary planes. Keeping these historic aircraft in the air is a monumental task, and the show offers a unique chance to see these planes in action.

Warbirds to look out for include:

  • P-38J Skidoo from the Planes of Fame Air Museum
  • FG-1D Corsair piloted by Louis Horschel
  • P-51 Mustang “By Request” from the CAF Redtail Squadron
  • Jack Aces P-51 Demonstration Team
  • Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter

Ticket Information and Premium Seating

A limited number of tickets are available, including premium seating options for those who want the best views and experiences. To ensure you don’t miss out, register for the Air Show Insights list to receive early access to tickets and news updates about the event.

Honoring Aviation History

The 2024 Columbus Air Show is not only a celebration of modern aviation but also a tribute to the pioneers and veterans of the field. By showcasing a strong lineup of classic aircraft, the show highlights the incredible advancements in aviation technology and honors the legacy of those who have contributed to the field.

Join us from June 14-16, 2024, at Rickenbacker International Airport to witness the awe-inspiring performances and celebrate the history of aviation. Explore your ticket options today and be part of this extraordinary event.

Image by Clarence Alford from Pixabay


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