Aircraft parked at Thunder Over Dover Air Show

Don’t Miss Thunder Over Dover 2017!

Thunder Over Dover, is right around the corner! Join us on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th, 2017, as the Dover Air Force Base opens its doors for its Open House!

This year, you’ll marvel at Dover AFB’s amazing aerial demonstrations — don’t miss the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds — as well as static displays of some of our military’s most stunning aircrafts. Wander around the 436th Airlift Wing, and get a taste of a day in the life of an air force service person, seeing tons of the aircrafts up close and in action! At this year’s Thunder Over Dover, attendees will be treated to live demonstrations of the following aircrafts and teams:


  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Wings of Blue
  • SOC Black Daggers Jump Team
  • C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team
  • B-2 Spirit
  • C-130 Hercules
  • Warrior Flight Team (L-39s)
  • Warbird British De Havilland Vampire Airshow Act
  • Harrier – Nalls Aviation


You’ll also be treated to static displays from amazing aircrafts like C-5M Super Galaxy, F-15E Strike Eagle, Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, WWII Gliders, and more! Visit the website for an up-to-date schedule — demonstrations and acts are subject to change. Don’t forget to pack hearing protection, sunscreen, binoculars, and water bottles/canteens — especially for any little ones. Also, please bring your own folding chairs so you can relax while enjoying the show!


With free admission, this kid-friendly summer activity is sure to thrill the whole family. While you’re here, check out the Air Mobility and Command Museum, the only museum dedicated solely to airlift and air refueling history. With more than 30 aircrafts of all sizes and roles, like cargo haulers, fighters, helicopters, a presidential aircraft, and even a bomber, the AMC Museum has a wide variety of aircrafts sure to delight all.


Make a whole weekend getaway out of Thunder Over Dover: Click here to browse local lodging, find delicious spots for food and drink and to plan your end-of-summer getaway. See you there!

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