Last year thanks to the pandemic, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels air shows were put on hiatus with the exception of special flybys at first responder sites around the country.

That was 2020.  This is 2021 and the schedules are on for both precision flying teams. Unfortunately, you might have to travel a bit to see a show this year as the closest shows in this area will be in St. Joseph, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Chicago.

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This year the Thunderbirds can be seen in St. Joseph, Missouri on May 1 and 2 and in Milwaukee on July 24 and 25.  The Blue Angels will have shows in Kansas City on July 3 and 4 and in Chicago on August 21 and 22.

Next year the 2022 schedule shows the Thunderbirds performing in Chicago on August 20 and 21 and in Kansas City September 3  and 4.  The Blue Angels 2022 schedule has them flying in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield on June 11 and 12.

Having seen these shows for years, I recommend them to everyone to see at least one time.  Once you do, you will want to see them again.


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