Today's Moody AFB Open House has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the day, with flying conditions below that required by the FAA.
With the cancellation of today's show, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds' 2015 season is over. For the first time in years, the team was set to wrap up the show season away from home, Nellis AFB. The rain stayed away yesterday, and the team was able to put on a full demonstration for the crowd at Thunder Over South Georgia. The team returned to Georgia this weekend for the first time since October of 2014, when they performed at Wings Over North Georgia. Now the team will head back to Nellis where numerous members of the team will say their final goodbyes before returning to active duty. The Thunderbirds will prepare for incoming 2016 team members.
Today's cancellation marks the fourth Georgia Air Show cancelled in 2015 due to weather. Thunder Over the Valley, Wings Over North Georgia, and the Great Georgia Air Show all were forced to cancel at least one day due to inclement weather. The United States Navy Blue Angels were forced to move their final demonstration of the season up to 11:30 am yesterday at NAS Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida due to incoming weather. The team was able to perform at flat show before saying goodbye to Captain Tom Frosch and other members of the team.
The 2015 air show season is officially a wrap, with the final major air show being today's scheduled Moody AFB Open House. Now, we look forward to the ICAS Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, where air show organizers, performers, and other industry members will converge to plan an even better 2016 air show season. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will announce their 2016 show season schedule, while the United States Navy Blue Angels will release their 2017 itinerary. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and website for more information.