Thunderbirds’ Appearance In OC Remains In Question

Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming the demonstration team’s involvement in next weekend’s OC Air Show remains unknown at this time.

“Today marks the Team’s first opportunity to return to fly after our recent stand down. While we begin practicing again, our show season is still on hold. The Thunderbirds’ participation in this weekend’s North Kingstown, RI airshow is cancelled. The Team’s participation in the Ocean City, MD airshow is yet to be determined,” the statement read.
The Thunderbirds are slated to headline the OC Air Show next weekend, June 18-19, but ever since last Thursday’s accident and the subsequent ongoing investigation it’s been unclear whether they will still perform here.