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Thunder Over Dover this weekend at Dover Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base

The 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House is this weekend at Dover Air Force Base.

It’s part of the base’s celebration  of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a  year is devoted to “Celebrating our Heritage.”


Thunder Over Dover is the first base open house in eight years and the schedule Saturday and Sunday schedule features aerial demonstrations including the USAF Thunderbirds, the Army’s Black Daggers parachute team, a P-51D Mustang demonstration and aerial acrobatics.

There will also be over 30 static aircraft displays in addition to the more than 40 displays also available at the Air Mobility Command Museum, which will be open and accessible via free shuttle.


Visitors arriving from the north are invited to park on the installation, accessible through the North Gate, Additional parking is also available

at Bergold Farms, with a free shuttle service to the main event running every five to 10 minutes.


For a full schedule, list of performers and static displays, and a detailed list of suggested and prohibited items, visit the Thunder Over Dover page.


Event organizers are ready to welcome more than 200,000 guests to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience on Dover AFB.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.