Thunderbirds to fly over major Colorado cities on Saturday for USAFA graduation and to honor first responders

Published: Apr. 16, 2020 at 2:27 PM MDT
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UPDATE (2:50 p.m.)

The Thunderbirds were, as of 1:45 p.m., running 30 minutes late. As of 2:50 p.m., they have not made it to Colorado Springs or Pueblo. We are working to learn what the new ETA is.


In honor of Saturday's Air Force Academy graduation, the Air Force Thunderbirds will be flying over several Colorado cities.

The flyovers throughout Colorado are in place of the normal performance the Thunderbirds give to honor the graduation of the cadets. It is also meant as a way to honor Colorado's front line COVID-19 responders for all their hard work and dedication to keeping our nation safe.

This is Saturday's flight path:

and on our Facebook page.

The Thunderbirds encourage viewers to tag the team on social media in photos and videos of their formation with the hashtag #AFThunderbirds and #AFSalutes.