United States Air Force Thunderbirds

America's Ambassadors In Blue

The Thunderbirds have the honor of representing nearly 700,000 active duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and civilian Airmen across America and deployed around the world.

F-22 Demonstration

USAF Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team

Flying JBER F-22's, the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The team also joins up with Air Force Heritage flight, exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain, and support these aircraft.

C-17 Demonstration Team

United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces C-17 Demonstration Team

Flying the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft in the USAF, the Pacific Air Forces C-17 demonstration team embodies Air Force’s global reach mission. Showcasing the operating capabilities of the fly-by-wire C-17 includes tactical departures, maneuvers, and its ability to take-off and land in distances as short as 3500 feet, at weights up to 585,000 pounds. A strategic airlifter capable of tactical insertion of troops and oversized equipment like a fully loaded M1 Abrams tank, the C-17 represents the present and future of Air Force airlift.


Arctic Thunder General Public Entry

  • Gate # 1 - Boniface Parkway
  • Gate # 2 - Fort Richardson via D Street Exit

For those arriving from North of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Eagle River or the Valley), please enter through the Fort Richardson Gate via D Street Exit.  For those arriving from Anchorage or South of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please enter through the Boniface Gate via Boniface Parkway.

You will be directed to FREE general parking after entry.

From 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Boniface Gate will have three lanes inbound and one lane outbound.

After 2 p.m., no open house traffic will be allowed through Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate.

*Individuals with children are requested to pick up arm bands at Entry Control Points or in Hangar 2.

*Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.

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