Thunderbirds Will No Longer Be in Cheyenne Next Week

One of the few traditions left for Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2020, will now also be sidelined until 2021.

Cheyenne Regional Airport Director Tim Barth told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle Wednesday evening that at least one of the airplane mechanics who is required to accompany the F-16s that make up the Thunderbirds has tested positive for COVID-19, causing the aerial demonstration team to cancel its participation in the July 22 Wings Over Warren Airshow.

"However, the air show is not canceled,” said Col. Brian L. Rico, commander of the 90th Maintenance Group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. “We still have an F-22 demo and an F-35 demo, so that will be a first for Cheyenne, those are the Air Force’s newest jets. It’s going to be phenomenal. … Even if they bring one, people will be amazed.”

The show, which will be drive-in style at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, will be limited to approximately 1,500 vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis. The gate on Roundtop Road will be the only way to access airshow parking, and the gate will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 9:30 a.m., or when capacity is reached, on July 22.

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