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Travis Air Force Base will be hosting an air show this year entitled “Thunder over the Bay” on March 30-31, 2019.

We, at Travis Air Force Base, wanted to recognize some of the extraordinary people in our local community by making the theme of the air show ‘Honoring our Hometown Heroes.’ We know that many police officers, fire fighters, nurses, teachers and simply ordinary citizens are working within their neighborhoods, cities, and counties to make them safe and enhancing our everyday lives. We wanted to honor them by providing some exclusive opportunities to fly aboard our aircraft and some of our guest aircraft.

Additional opportunities include a Hometown Heroes booth, which will offer them a chance to interact with airshow attendees.

We are currently accepting applications and nominations until March 8, 2019. Before and during the airshow, we will highlight Hometown Hero stories through online pamphlets and as announcements.

Please note that people ineligible for this program include, but are not limited to: active-duty military members, elected and appointed officials, unit honorary commanders, newscaster, reporters, board directors or other individuals who have the ability to garner publicity in their own rights.

Use the applications below to apply:

USAF Thunderbirds --  Due by Jan. 31

U.S. Army Golden Knights -- Due by Jan. 31

C-17 Globemaster III -- Due by Feb. 28

Hometown Heroes Booth -- Due by March 8

We will take preferences into consideration, but will be filling the flight positions on a first come, first serve basis and space is very limited.

Send completed applications to 60AMWPA@us.af.mil



In addition to many flight and static displays, Travis Air Force Base Air Show 2019 will offer a number of specific opportunities for media such as media flights, and interview opportunities.

Media Center

Photos and Videos from 2017 Air Show

Media Releases

For media queries, please contact 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 60AMWPA@us.af.mil or
SSgt. Amber Carter, amber.carter.3@us.af.mil,


There will be performances by:

USAF Thunderbirds

US Army Golden Knights

F-22 Raptor Demo Team

C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team (flying a Travis Tail)

Parade of Heavies -- three jet formation of C-17 Globemaster III, KC-10 Extender, and C-5M Super Galaxy

And more...



Date: March 30 & March 31

Show Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hospital Gate opens at 9:30 a.m. for entrance

Admission: FREE, open to the public

All performers and schedules are subject to change.

What Can I Bring?

Although not inclusive, these lists will be used to control items being taken into the show area. Prohibited items must be returned to the owners vehicle or placed in an amnesty box at the owners risk. Security Forces will not safeguard or control property left in these boxes.

How To Get Here

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Base Housing bus route:

 Shuttle runs every 30 minutes

 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

***Air Show Map Coming Soon***


Directions from I-80 East

1. Head east on I-80 toward Exit 47

2. Take exit 47 to merge onto Air Base Parkway. Follow Air Base Parkway for 5 miles to the Main Gate


Directions from I-80 West

1. Head west on I-80 toward Mason St Exit

2. Turn right onto Mason St, continue onto Elmira Rd

3. Turn right onto Peabody Rd and continue for 6 miles

4. Use any lane to turn left onto Air Base Parkway and continue to the Main Gate


In the event of an emergency during the Air Show, dial 911 from a government phone.
If calling from a cell phone, dial (707) 424-4911.

Contact Us

2019 Travis Air Show Inquires

Interested Performers/Vendors
Phone number: 707-424-2635

Phone number: 707-424-5874

60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs 

Phone Number: 707-424-2011