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Dyess AFB announces 2025 Air Show: "Wings Over West Texas: A Salute to Western Heritage"

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Dyess Air Force Base is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2025 air show, scheduled to take place over Easter weekend, April 19-20, 2025. This year's theme, "Wings Over West Texas: A Salute to Western Heritage," promises to be an extraordinary celebration of aviation excellence and the rich cultural history of the American West. Admission and parking for the air show are free.

Headlining this year’s air show is the Air Force’s premier demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds, known for their awe-inspiring aerial displays and precision maneuvers, will captivate audiences with their extraordinary skills and breathtaking performances. The air show will feature two Thunderbirds performances, one on Saturday and another on Sunday.

"We are thrilled to welcome the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Dyess Air Force Base after a decade,” said Col. Samuel Friend, 7th Bomb Wing deputy commander. “This event not only showcases the incredible talents of our military aviators but also serves as a salute to our rich Western heritage. It is a testament to the enduring spirit and dedication within the Abilene community."

The air show will feature a wide range of aerial demonstrations, static displays, and interactive exhibits. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the capabilities of various aircraft and engage with military personnel to gain insights into the Air Force's mission and operations. Wings Over West Texas will be a family-friendly event, offering entertainment for all ages. Spectators can look forward to thrilling aerial performances, ground displays, food vendors, and activities for children.

The 7th Force Support Squadron will have VIP tickets available for purchase. Vendors will also be present for visitors to purchase food and drinks. For more information on VIP seating, vendors, sponsorships, etc., please visit the 7 FSS website at

Anyone interested in attending the Wings Over West Texas Air Show is encouraged to visit our website at and our Official Facebook page at for the most up-to-date information.

For more information on Dyess AFB, please contact 7 BW Public Affairs at 325-696-4820.