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The NAS Oceana 2019 Air Show is proud to host The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds, September 21-22, 2019

19 September 2019 by

Don't miss the NAS Oceana Air Show featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds!  It's going to be a beautiful weekend. Make sure you arrive early for the NAS Oceana Air Show this year!

Gates open at 8:00 am and ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE. The flight line will be packed with static displays, food & novelty vendors and plenty of other things for the whole family to enjoy the entire day. On both Saturday and Sunday, the flying will start at approximately 10:00 am. With such a jam-packed lineup, we’re busily trying to fit all these performances into the flying schedule. The Thunderbirds are truly a unique addition to our timeline and we’re working closely with them on an appropriate start time for their demonstration. At this point, we expect a 3:30pm start for the Thunderbirds but will update this page as more information is available.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Saturday evening Beach Blast at 31st Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, September 21st. This event is free and open to the public. The Beach Blast begins with a free concert at the 31st Street Stage at 6:30 pm staring the United States Fleet Forces Band, Four Star Edition playing the latest hits. Just as the sun is setting, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet will perform three AFTERBURNER FLYOVERS of the area to highlight the awesome power of Super Hornet. When the sun finally sets, our parachute teams will perform a jump onto the beach and then once the jumpers have been presented to the crowd, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take the stage to introduce the 2019 Thunderbirds team and then mix and mingle with the crowd. Music and entertainment continues until the event’s conclusion at 9:30 p.m. Parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.

MILITARY FAMILIES DON'T MISS OUT ON THE AIR SHOW FRIDAY!  This AIR SHOW is open only to Military Dependents, DOD, and Virginia Beach 5th Graders only.

The NAS Oceana Air Show team is busily finalizing the flying timeline for the upcoming show. The sequence and timing below are subject to change based on operational constraints and limitations.


National Anthem & Flag Jump
Jack Links Jet Powered Waco Biplane Warm-up


Shockwave Jet Truck Warm-up
Hall Auto Dodge Hellcat Speed Run
Commemorative Flag Jump


Greg Shelton Stearman Solo
C-17 Globemaster & KC-135 Stratotanker Demonstration
Black Daggers / Red Devils Parachute Jump


GEICO Skytypers
Hellcat Burnout Demonstration
Air Power Demonstration
Black Daggers Combat Parachute Jump


Gene Soucy Samson Biplane Solo
Greg & Ashley Shelton Stearman Wingwalk
Jack Links Jet Powered Waco Demonstration


Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration
Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight (Super Hornet & F-4U Corsair)
Skip Stewart Biplane Demonstration


Shockwave Jet Truck


USAF Thunderbirds


Show Finish

Learn more about The NAS Oceana Air Show and the schedule of events here!

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