Thunder Air Show

Thunder Air Show Thunder Air Show June 19-20, 2021
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Operating as usual

06/19/2021

Here we go!

Anthem starting in a minute

Flights in bound

06/19/2021

We are on a weather delay for cloud ceilings. We need 1500 ft and we currently have 1000 ft.

06/19/2021

Update from Show Center - the show start is pushed to 1330 due to fog.

Hang in there folks !

Tune to 91.9 FM if you’re close by for updates.

Your Air Bosses and Announcer are in place and ready to go! Tune to 91.9 FM for show narration Enjoy the show!
06/19/2021

Your Air Bosses and Announcer are in place and ready to go!

Tune to 91.9 FM for show narration

Enjoy the show!

Your Air Bosses and Announcer are in place and ready to go!

Tune to 91.9 FM for show narration

Enjoy the show!

06/18/2021

REPOST: Please understand that we DO NOT give out specific times for each act as they change often and people get mad if they miss their favorite plane. Everything is subject to change - it's the air show business people and things break !😂😂

However, you can be sure the Blue Angels will finish each day with a spectacular performance.

The flying will take place between 12-4pm each day. Tune to 91.9 FM for narration.

Enjoy the show everyone!

Canadian & American anthems by Christian Kramer
RCAF CF-18 Demo
C-17 Tac Demo
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Rick Volker Sukhoi
Quick Silver & Mad Max P-51’s
C-5
USMC MV-22 Ospreys
USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team
USAF A-10’s
USN Blue Angels

FYI
06/18/2021

FYI

Weather Report for The Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 👇🏽

Updated traffic info.Please follow Buffalo Waterfront for info over the weekend.
06/17/2021

Updated traffic info.

Please follow Buffalo Waterfront for info over the weekend.

Road Closures & Traffic Info for this weekends Air Show!

And Check out the Air Show FAQ page while you're at it 😎✈️
https://buffalowaterfront.com/u/pdf/Air-Show-FAQs_LMF14.pdf

06/17/2021

Good morning everyone! As you know the Blue Angels are here and the excitement level has really ramped up !

As a reminder, all tickets are Sold Out for both days and no more will be opened up.

Some of you have reached out to try and sell or swap your tickets. We highly recommend contacting the venue for a refund if you cannot attend. There is no waiting list for resale of returned tickets.

If you post your tickets for sale on social media and make direct contact with another person, we cannot assume any liability if the tickets are not genuine or for any other reason. Please use extreme caution if you go that route.

Gates open at 9am Saturday and Sunday. Flying takes place between 12-4. Tune to 91.9 for narration.

Please see the FAQ page for questions. As we transition to show mode, we will spend less and less time on social media. ...
06/15/2021

Please see the FAQ page for questions. As we transition to show mode, we will spend less and less time on social media.

Gates open at 9am Saturday and Sunday. Flying starts at noon and ends at 4pm each day.

Narration at the show site will be broadcast on 91.9 FM.

Thank you to everyone for your support. We look forward to a safe and exciting weekend!

The Air Show is SOLD OUT! Please visit our FAQ Page prior to the show, we'll see you there!

https://buffalowaterfront.com/u/pdf/Air-Show-FAQs_LMF14.pdf

06/13/2021

AIRSHOW LINEUP:

For those asking here is the Airshow lineup and NOT in order of appearance as it is subject to change.

Canadian & American anthems by Christian Kramer

RCAF CF-18 Demo
C-17 Tac Demo
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Rick Volker Sukhoi
Quick Silver & Mad Max P-51’s
C-5
USMC MV-22 Ospreys
USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team
USAF A-10’s
USN Blue Angels

You won’t want to miss this!!The C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Demonstration Team!!! The most impressive combination of ...
06/11/2021

You won’t want to miss this!!

The C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Demonstration Team!!!

The most impressive combination of size, power and agility performed at low level altitudes over Lake Erie in downtown Buffalo!! See you soon!!

Setting up for the airshow...show center marker is set!! Special thanks to the USCG for the ride out there and the manua...
06/09/2021

Setting up for the airshow...show center marker is set!!

Special thanks to the USCG for the ride out there and the manual labor support and the NYS Troopers for getting us the sandbags.

06/07/2021

UPDATE: SATURDAY is completely sold out.

And Sunday is not far behind. Thank you to all that have supported this buying tickets.

Get ready for World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland! Nine-time, consecutive, U.S. National Aerobatic ChampionFive-time, c...
06/07/2021

Get ready for World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland!

Nine-time, consecutive, U.S. National Aerobatic Champion

Five-time, consecutive, World 4-minute Freestyle Champion

Just watching his performance will make you air sick!

Pure firepower!!! Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront welcomes the 175th Fighter Wing, 104th Fighter Squadron! The A-10 Th...
06/06/2021

Pure firepower!!!

Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront welcomes the 175th Fighter Wing, 104th Fighter Squadron!

The A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)

Here’s something you won’t see flying in many airshows but you will at this one! The C-5M Galaxy, the worlds second larg...
06/02/2021

Here’s something you won’t see flying in many airshows but you will at this one!

The C-5M Galaxy, the worlds second largest aircraft. Almost a football field long and can carry SIX Greyhound buses!!

Transformers! The United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey is coming to the Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront Airshow!!!I...
05/27/2021

Transformers!

The United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey is coming to the Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront Airshow!!!

Is it a helicopter? Is it an airplane? Come see June 19th and 20th and decide for yourself!

Tickets:
Thunderonthebuffalowaterfront.com

05/25/2021

Scoping out the site for the Airshow, 3 1/2 weeks away!! Can’t wait to see 500+MPH passes just a few feet off the water!!

30 days away! USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team!! #jetnoise 2 pack tickets SOLD OUT4 pack tickets limited amounts left ...
05/21/2021

30 days away!
USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team!!
#jetnoise

2 pack tickets SOLD OUT
4 pack tickets limited amounts left for Saturday and Sunday
Carload family packs limited amounts left.

Excited to have our Canadian neighbors perform at the 1st ever Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront Airshow next month!
05/20/2021

Excited to have our Canadian neighbors perform at the 1st ever Thunder On The Buffalo Waterfront Airshow next month!

05/16/2021

Thank you for all the people whose comments are done constructively, as they are used as useful feedback and welcomed. As we realize some people are upset about the fact this Airshow costs money and some people will not be able to afford to go, we want to explain the reason for this.

THIS NEW AIRSHOW IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE AIR FORCE RESERVE OR NIAGARA FALLS AIR FORCE BASE.

The Air Force cancelled the show due to COVID. Mission readiness always comes first and it was not appropriate to host an Airshow this summer on the Niagara Falls Air Force base.

WHY IT WAS FREE AND NOW IT IS NOT:

An Airshow is very expensive to host for the public and when it’s held on base the military / government pays that bill. In an attempt to give the WNY community any chance to see the show it was graciously picked up by a civilian company to produce and that company had to cover its expenses. That is why the ticket prices are where they are. During the covid social gathering model tickets are very limited and therefore the few we are allowed to release have to be set where they are in order to at least break even. Hopefully when the pandemic is behind us and we can allow more people in property the ticket prices will come down.

The Niagara Falls Airshow does not happen every year and it’s frequency depends on the bases mission requirements. In short, if the base has a lull in operational requirements then they can host such an event. Right now no one knows when that will happen again.

We in WNY have been very fortunate to have a free show for so many years but the majority of Airshows are produced by civilians and not the military and therefore most require a paid ticket to attend.

It is understood that not everyone can or is willing to pay to attend and the same goes for any other event; concerts, sporting events and festivals.

Perhaps someday an Airshow will return to the Air Force base but for now it is this or no show at all. So thank you to those that understand and have supported this venture. It has been an extreme struggle to make the switch and was done in order to give WNY some sort of normalcy and save us from losing an Airshow forever.

03/17/2021

I am very sorry to announce that the 2021 Thunder of Niagara Airshow has been cancelled. We have received tremendous support within the community and NY State gave us their approval to host the event. With that being said, Air Force Reserve Command decided today it was not in their best interest to host the event during the current environment. I am truly sorry for the performers, staff, volunteers and most of all the entire Western New York community. At this time we do not have a future date or know what this means for the show in the near future. Hopefully at some point we will rebound from this and bring it back with the same exciting lineup we’ve all become accustomed to. We as the staff have been working this for over a year and are truly saddened like you, so again, we are sorry for the bad news.

Sincerely,

Ben Canetti
Airshow Director

F-16 Demo "Venom"...Full Afterburner...Getting ready for the 2021 season!
01/22/2021

F-16 Demo "Venom"...

Full Afterburner...

Getting ready for the 2021 season!

F-16 Demo "Venom"...

Full Afterburner...

Getting ready for the 2021 season!

F-16 Viper Demo"Venom" — Preparing for the 2021 Season!
01/08/2021

F-16 Viper Demo
"Venom" — Preparing for the 2021 Season!

We’re pretty sure this has been posted before.......but....

Today was the first demo of 2021. This picture just screams America! We have our fingers crossed that this will be a full season 🤞🏻(COVID permitting)

United States Air ForceU.S. Air Force and Space Force Recruiting Air Combat CommandShaw Air Force Base

📸 @ktmrider591

01/07/2021

They’re getting ready!...

2021 Air Show - NEWS FLASH: The US Navy Blue Angels will be joined by our friends from the "Great White North," the Cana...
12/09/2020

2021 Air Show - NEWS FLASH: The US Navy Blue Angels will be joined by our friends from the "Great White North," the Canadian Forces Snowbirds! Keep an eye out for more FULL-THROTTLE updates.

2021 Air Show - NEWS FLASH: The US Navy Blue Angels will be joined by our friends from the "Great White North," the Canadian Forces Snowbirds! Keep an eye out for more FULL-THROTTLE updates.

12/08/2020

Who's ready for some big announcements??
#staytuned

👀 👀...Who else is excited to see the new Super Hornets in action?!
11/25/2020

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Who else is excited to see the new Super Hornets in action?!

A few shots from yesterday's arrival of Blue Angels #7, Lt. Julius Bratton, Narrator, and #8, Lt. Katlin Forster, Events...
11/10/2020

A few shots from yesterday's arrival of Blue Angels #7, Lt. Julius Bratton, Narrator, and #8, Lt. Katlin Forster, Events Coordinator.

The Blues get their first Super Hornet! 🤩 Can’t wait too see the full team at next year’s show!
07/28/2020

The Blues get their first Super Hornet! 🤩 Can’t wait too see the full team at next year’s show!

Capt. Eric Doyle, Director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition Team, delivers the first Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet to Naval Air Station Pensacola.

“We would like to especially thank the teams at Boeing, Chief of Naval Air Training Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, and Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels. “The success of this mission was a direct reflection of their hard work.”

The Blue Angels are slated to transition to the F/A-18 Super Hornet later this year after using the F/A-18 Hornet for 34 years.

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A-10'sare up
Barbara/Kevin Blue Angels are in Ft. Erie tomorrow, anyone interested???
Can u give us another update please
Well ????
How far will the radio broadcast reach? Will areas like LaSalle park be able to pick it up. Hope so, so this isn't an exclusive event.
When I purchased VIP tickets I was under the impression that there was a separate parking lot and that's not the case. 0 signage on the highway and traffic is backed up for miles!!!! Horrible!! Especially for the price tag of this event!!
Be safe, be blessed, have a fabulous show, God bless !
Sitting in general admission and we are literally on top of each other. What happened to having an empty spot next to each person to sit? In the event of an emergency you would never be able to get out of her.
Fog is thick and getting thicker , status update ?
Your Air Bosses and Announcer are in place and ready to go! Tune to 91.9 FM for show narration Enjoy the show! 🇺🇸✈️ visit: https://livstreaming.com/thunder-on-the-buffalo-airshow/ U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be performing this Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, 2021. #USNavy #FlyNavy #Aviation #thunderonthebuffalowaterfront #USAF #USMC #BlueAngels #Military #AirForce #ForcetobeReckonedWith #BlueGreenTeam #MilitaryTraining #AirPower #ThunderofNiagara #BufWaterfront #AFThunderbirds #AirForceThunderbirds #USAFBMTLives #grandforksairforcebaselive
Is the practice scheduled for Friday (today) still going to happen - weather?
What air to air frequency will the Blue Angels use?