Silver Wings of Idaho

Gunfighter Skies 2018 Airshow featuring the USAF Thunderbirds is scheduled for
June 2nd & 3rd 2018 at Mountain Home Air Force Base ...
Make sure to check for additional updates as we get closer to take off…

"The United States Air Force Thunderbirds"

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Your 2018 Silver Wings of Idaho Board Members
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Alan Bermensolo, Robby Robinson, Bill Richey, Ray Liercke, Kim Sykes, Rex Rankin, Alain Isaac, Ron Monasterio, Dave “Carney” Bergh, Jay Jacques, Randy Valley, and Ted Thompson





In The News ... 

Air Force Thunderbirds resume flight
operations two weeks after death of one of their own
By: Michelle Tan

Two weeks after a training accident claimed the life of one of their own, the Air Force Thunderbirds are back in the air.

“Today, the Thunderbirds will resume practice flights over the Nevada Test and Training Range,” Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds commander, wrote in a statement released Wednesday. “While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he’d want us back in the air and preparing to recruit, retain and inspire once more.”

Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, call sign “Cajun,” died April 4 when his F-16 crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range during what the Air Force described as routine aerial demonstration training.

As they mourned, the Thunderbirds canceled appearances at three air shows — the March Field Air and Space Expo at March Air Reserve Base in California, the Sun-N-Fun Fly-In and Expo at Lakeland, Florida, and the Wings Over Columbus at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.

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Two Days of Flying with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, and Admission is FREE ... 

Mountain Home Air Force Base will be hosting Gunfighter Skies scheduled for June 2nd & 3rd 2018. Please check back for updates, in the meantime take a look at Gunfighter Skies 2014 memories !!!

Note: There will not be a written or published performance schedule for either day.

The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's elite aerial demonstration team, will perform both days. Performaners expected include the following, 

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team,
  • Wings of Blue - U.S. Air Force Parachute Team,
  • ACC F-22 Raptor Demo Team,
  • Tora Tora Tora Airshows,

    And more to include our Civilian Performers

  • Steven Bennett Areobatics
  • Vickie Benzing Aerosports
  • Dan Buchanan
  • Nathan Hammond Sky Writers
  • Brad Wursten

Check Back Here, as there may be other additions ... 

There will also be a variety of static displays available to view
as well !!!

This is a fun filled two days that you will not soon forget, so Mark Your Calendars, we will see you on June 2nd and 3rd for Gunfighter Sky's 2018 !!!


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#1 Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh
Commander/Leader

Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh is the Commander/Leader of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. In addition to flying the No. 1 jet, and leading all air demonstrations, he commands the 130 person squadron. He entered the Air Force in 2002 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Throughout high school and college he played ice hockey, lacrosse and ran cross country. Before joining the team, Walsh was an instructor at the European F-16 Weapons School, Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands. He is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School and has logged more than 2,600 hours of flight time with more than 500 hours of combat pilot experience. Walsh is in his third season with the team and hails from Long Island, NY.

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