Logo with gold wings and aircraft on blue background with 80th anniversary text rocker at bottom.

Event Information

The 502nd Air Base Wing will host the Great Texas Airshow at Joint Base San
Antonio-Randolph April 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The aerial event features the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron
“Thunderbirds,” the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, and many others. It will also be a key event celebrating the 75th
anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The Great Texas Airshow also includes
support from all services and features static displays and aerial
demonstrations by many military and civilian acts.

The event is free and open to the public.

(Exhibitor line-up may change without notice)

Great Texas Airshow Event Map (click to open)


Saturday, Apr. 23 & Sunday, Apr. 24

Please note performances are planned to be the same each day and can change without notice. There will not be published times for individual performers. Guests are advised to arrive as early as possible due to heavy traffic. Please also take into account walking time to the shuttle and to the airshow grounds.

The Thunderbirds perform at 3 p.m.

9:00 AM – Gates open/Parking lots open/ Static displays open

11:00 AM – Aerial Performances begin

3:00 PM – Gate traffic reduced to outbound traffic only

4:15 PM – Aerial performances end

Planned Military acts include the following:

Texas ANG F-16 Flyover

USAF PT Wings of blue Flag jump and High Alt jump

12th FTW Composite Flyby (T-38s, T-1s, T-6s)

USMC MV-22 Demo

C-17 Demo

F-35A Demo & P-51 Heritage Flight

3 p.m. – USAF Thunderbirds

Planned Civilian acts include the following:

Acro Demo​s by Bill Stein, Rob Holland and Jelly Belly


Subsonex​ mini-jet

SB2C Helldiver demo

P-40 Warhawk



F-5 Demo

CJ-6 Demo

Jelly Belly Truck Top​ Landing, Dead Stick Demo

The Greatest Generation

–Including WWII bombers (B-17, A-26, B-25) and WWII fighters plus a B-52H

Shockwave​ Jet Truck race


The Armed Services Blood Bank Center is in need of blood of all types. They will have a booth open at the airshow and will be standing at the ready for donations.

All blood collected assists in supporting all of our Medical Treatment Facilities and wounded warriors around the world.

In an effort to keep donors and staff safe, please maintain distance between each other and donor center staff THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS, and avoid touching your face unless your hands are clean.

You can also make an appointment, instructions are below.
1.       Click or copy and paste
2.       Click on locate a blood drive
3.       Under ‘search by sponsor,’ in the box for ‘NAME’ enter AIRSHOW then click ‘enter’
4.       Choose the time you would like to donate
5.       Enter your information

Armed Services Blood Drive


(Exhibitor line-up may change without notice)










Jelly Belly Cadet




T-33 Acemaker