Travis Air Force Base will honor hometown heroes during their Thunder Over the Bay Air Show March 30-31.
Many of these community heroes will be at the air show, which will feature static airplanes on display and thrilling air performances by the USAF Thunderbirds, the US Army Golden Knights parachute team, and many others.
Thunder Over the Bay, a free two-day event open to the public, is themed ‘Honoring our Hometown Heroes.’ This program is designed to showcase American citizens doing amazing things in their communities, paralleling the amazing efforts put forth by America's Airmen every day. Heroes might include, but are not limited to: an average citizen who heroically saved a life, a renowned teacher, a community humanitarian volunteer, a local firefighter, a paramedic or police officer, one who mentors children or volunteers as a coach or tutor in a youth program, or someone who dedicates their life to working with at-risk children.
You can nominate a Hometown Hero on the air show's website. These heroes may be invited to participate in several unique and exciting opportunities centered around the air show, including a flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a C-17 Globemaster III Tour of the Bay flight. There will also be a Hometown Heroes booth at the air show.
The air show itself is an exciting day for all ages. It is one of the few times Travis Air Force Base is open to the public. Guests can admire static airplanes on display, and thrilling air performances by the USAF Thunderbirds, US Army Golden Knights parachute team, F-22 Raptor Demo Team, C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team (flying a Travis Tail), and the Parade of Heavies - a three-jet formation of an C-17 Globemaster III, KC-10 Extender, and C-5M Super Galaxy.
The air show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A full schedule will be released closer to the event. Be sure to check in with the Travis Air Show Facebook page for up-to-date information on the event as well as Twitter (@Travis60AMW) and Instagram (@travisafb).