Dover AFB Opens Its Doors to Public this Weekend!

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Thunder Over Dover Open House and Air Show” comes to Dover Air Force Base this Saturday and Sunday. It will feature aerial performances, and static displays consisting of 20 historical, vintage and current aircraft including the mighty C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III that call Dover AFB their home!

A C-17A Globemaster III taxis down the flight line prior to takeoff Jan. 9, 2019 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Thirteen C-17As are assigned to Dover AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

The other aircraft on display will include the A-10 Thunderbolt II, B-52H Stratofortress, UH-1N helicopter, Curtis-Wright Corporation C-46, “Gooney Bird” C-47, C-123 Provider, C-130H Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker, DH.82, DHC-1 Chipmunk, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, KC-10 Extender, KC-46A, MQ-9 Reaper, T-1A Jayhawk and a T-6A Texan II.

The C-5M Super Galaxy is a strategic transport aircraft and is the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Its primary mission is to transport cargo and personnel for the Department of Defense. The C-5M is a modernized version of the legacy C-5 designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

Currently, the U.S. Air Force owns and operates 52 C-5B/C/M. They are stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware; Travis AFB, California; Lackland AFB, Texas; and Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Aircraft performing for the airshow include the F-22 Demo Team with P-51 Heritage Flight, C-5 Flyover, C-17 Demo Team, B-25 “Panchito,” Black Daggers, T-28 “Trojan Thunder,” Younkin Airshows, Ghost Writer Airshows, Mohawk Airshows, MiG-17, John Klatt Airshows, Brent Handy Airshows, Grant Nelsen Airshows, Jacquie B Airshows, Patrick McAlee Airshows and RJ Gritter Airshows.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and will close at 4 p.m. For a map, parking info, the show schedule and more, please see the Thunder Over Dover Air Show website.