Thunder Over Dover

Event Schedule

FULL SCHEDULE (click link)

August 26 - 27

9am GATES OPEN

10am OPENING CEREMONY

11am AERIAL DEMOS

5pm END OF SHOW 

(schedule subject to change)

Open House Maps

BERGOLD FARM PARKING

DOVER AFB RAMP PARKING

STATIC DISPLAY LAYOUT

(click text on maps for directions/information)

RV/Bus Parking

"There are only 5 Bus/RV parking spaces at the Air Mobility Command Museum, and they are first come, first serve. Vehicles parked at the AMC Museum MUST leave the parking lot by 5 p.m. each night. There will be NO overnight parking"

Contact the AMC Museum at 302-677-5938 for more information.

Contact Info

Commercial Sponsorship:

Marketing, call 302-677-3998 or email at jeffrey.moore.42@us.af.mil

Media:

Call Public Affairs, call 302-677-3372 or email at George.kale.6@us.af.mil

Volunteers:

Coordinator, call 302-677-6575 or email at civic.outreach-02@us.af.mil


Prohibited Items

All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces at any time on the installation and will NOT be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:
- Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large-heavy chain-link, jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
- Firearms of any type
- Toys that resemble firearms
- Fireworks
- Spray paint and silly string
- Glass containers of any kind
- Alcohol
- Illegal drugs
- Bicycles
- Skateboards, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
- Coolers
- Large umbrellas/portable tents
- Backpacks, ruck sacks
- Pets (Service animals allowed)

What to Bring

- Hearing protection
- Sunscreen
- Bug spray (not aerosol can)
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle/canteen (free water available)
- Binoculars
- Handheld camera or camcorder
- Camera bags no larger than 12"x12"
- Strollers
- Folding chairs or stools

Thunder Over Dover: What's New

U.S.A.F Thunderbirds

U.S.A.F Thunderbirds

Air Force Demonstration Team
Dover Air Force Base

Air Mobility Command Museum

Where do old airplanes go? The lucky ones go to the Air Mobility Command Museum—the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history!

The museum houses more than 30 aircraft varying in roles and sizes. Cargo haulers, fighters, helicopters, a presidential aircraft, and even a bomber; the museum has a little bit of everything!

Official site of the AMC Museum

70th Anniversary

70th Air Force Birthday

Thunder Over Dover news

News Comments Updated
Community guests fill the flightline during the Thunder Over Dover Open House Aug. 26, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Saturday was the first day of a free two-day event featuring more than 20 aerial demonstrations, static displays and other events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Duhon) 2017 Thunder Over Dover photos
Community guests fill the flightline during the Thunder Over Dover Open House Aug. 26, 2017, at
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Thunder Over Dover 2017 Open House highlights Dover’s Rapid Global Mobility
Yeah, a B-2 Spirit flyby and the Thunderbirds are cool, but if you were to ask any Team Dover Airman what they thought was cool, they would tell you something along the lines of flying monsters.
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Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy meets with children from the Exceptional Family Members Program during the Thunder Over Dover Open House Family Day Aug. 25, 2017. The EFMP is a program that works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support to military families with special needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Thunderbirds' PA comes home
The 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House and air show is a little more meaningful than other air shows that Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy has attended. That’s because, for this air show, McCarthy is coming home. McCarthy, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds’ Public Affairs Community Relations NCO in Charge, grew up in Magnolia, and attended Delaware Technical Community College for a year after high school. After her time at DTCC, McCarthy decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the Air Force.
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Released Thunder Over Dover is just around the corner
Team Dover is finalizing its preparation for the 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House, where they intend to showcase U.S. Air Force heritage from World War II to present during the free two-day event August 26-27 at Dover AFB.
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436th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen fill sandbags for the upcoming 2017 Dover Air Force Base Open House “Thunder Over Dover” Aug. 10, 2017, on Dover AFB, Del. Engineers lead the way for Thunder Over Dover
With the 2017 Dover Air Force Base Open House fast approaching, much of the base has begun preparing
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Dover Air Force Base firefighters and Kent County Public Safety personnel assist simulated casualties during a Major Accident Response Exercise July 22, 2017, on Dover AFB, Del. Countless Dover AFB units and off-base community partners worked hand-in-hand throughout the exercise ensuring the safety of attendees of the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) DAFB preps for Open House
First responders tested their capabilities during a Major Accident Response Exercise in preparation for the upcoming Thunder Over Dover Open House July 22, 2017, on Dover AFB.
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Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Advance pilot/narrator, gives a “thumbs up” prior to engine start of Thunderbird 8, Jan. 25, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gonsalves, along with Staff Sgt. Todd Hughes, tactical aircraft maintainer, departed Dover AFB in the F-16 Fighting Falcon on a schedule flight to Pittsburgh, Pa. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform during the “Thunder Over Dover: 2017 Dover AFB Open House,” Aug. 26 and 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Snapshot: Thunderbirds plan for “Thunder Over Dover”
Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Advance pilot/narrator, gives a “thumbs
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