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"

Welcome to Silver Wings of Idaho ...

Two Days of Flying with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, and its 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. Other performaners expected, check back for details.  A variety of static displays will be available to view !


Here are some things you can do to make your day a safe and memorable event:

  • Buses will be running all day between the parking lot and the event area. If you choose not to ride, the walk is approximately one-and-a-half miles from the parking lot to the show area.
  • It will likely be hot on the flight-line, so please wear appropriate clothing
  • Please drink plenty of the water that will be provided/for sale to avoid dehydration
  • Wear sunscreen as shaded areas will be limited
  • Bring portable chairs so you'll be more comfortable during the show
  • If you are sensitive to loud noise, you may want to bring ear plugs
  • If you become lost or separated from your group, go to the information booth or locate a staff member for help

We are opening our gates and welcoming thousands to Mountain Home Air Force Base and want to ensure everyone's safety and security as they enjoy the weekend of fun activities with the public's safety in mind, please note the following entry requirements:

  • All persons and their vehicles entering Mountain Home AFB are subject to search
  • All persons and their belongings will be searched prior to entering the flight-line/show area
  • Attendees 18 and over must have a valid photo ID to enter the installation
  • Park only in designated areas
  • Drive on designated routes
  • Follow all directions given by law enforcement (civilian & military)

The following are NOT permitted on Mountain Home AFB:

  • Weapons of any kind, to include: firearms, knives, blow guns, slingshots and air rifles
  • Persons with Concealed Weapons Permits are NOT authorized to carry a weapon on Mountain Home AFB
  • Coolers (small, soft insulated type coolers containing infant formula/medicine are authorized)
  • Non-transparent drink containers
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles
  • Pets (assistance dogs are authorized)
  • Backpacks
  • Scanner/transmitter radios
  • Any item deemed unsafe by security personnel

The following are permitted on Mountain Home Air Force Base:

  • Diaper bags are permitted if infant is present
  • Small, soft insulated-type coolers to hold infant formula/medicine
  • Binoculars, cameras and video cameras and standard-sized  camera cases
  • Medical equipment/medicine
  • Portable chairs

Please contact the 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (208) 828-6800 or Silver Wings of Idaho at (208) 587-2173 with any questions or for more information.




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"Gunfighter Skies 2018"

"Gunfighter Skies 2018"



"I’ll never forget the first time I traveled with the Thunderbirds team. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron was about, but it took less than a day to realize that even my highest expectations fell well short of reality."

~Thunderbird #1 - Lt. Col. Greg Moseley, 
Thunderbirds Commander/Leader  

Like me, you’ve probably seen the beautiful red, white, and blue jets flying in precise formation. You may have shaken hands with a few talented, motivated Thunderbirds Airmen and heard about the pride and dedication that fuels their duty. But let me assure you that this organization is much more than all that. This team is an inspired, unstoppable group of professionals. And on top of that, they make it look easy.

The Thunderbirds are perfectly suited for their mission, which is to faithfully represent their fellow Airmen. We don’t set the standard; we simply do our best to uphold the standard set by our brothers and sisters in arms.

It is those Airmen who are serving all over the world, away from friends and family, in some of the roughest environments you can imagine. It is their efforts that go largely unseen. It is their story that deserves to be told, and the Thunderbirds are proud to do it.

When we tell that story, we have to tell the truth: Air Force Airmen are amazing. As “Ambassadors In Blue,” we must do our best and be our best in order to do those Airmen justice.

In all, it takes about 700,000 Airmen to keep America’s Air Force the best air, space, and cyberspace force in history. It’s a huge, diverse team of active-duty servicemembers, Air Force Reservists, Air National Guardsmen, and civilians – people from all across our country and from nations around the world. Each of these Airmen is thoroughly trained in one of 100-plus job specialties, all of which are essential to keeping our service on the cutting edge of excellence.

Much like my initial experience with the Thunderbirds, I think your appreciation for the U.S. Air Force will continue to grow as you learn more about it. 

For Additional Information Contact:

Kim Sykes -