Thunder Over The Sound Update: Online Event Sponsorship & Act Details

​Online event sponsorship for the 2019 Thunder Over The Sound: Keesler & Biloxi Air & Space Show is now open! Various packages are available for sponsorship levels as well as new exhibitor only spots. Air Show sponsorship is a great way to grow your business, sample new products and interact with a wide variety of potential customers! 

Sponsorship Info & Registration

In a recent press conference at the Biloxi Visitors Center, two members of the Thunderbirds took time to answer questions from members of the media on what it takes to be an "Ambassador in Blue", their over the water performance and more details were released on civilian aerial acts and other ground displays for the 2-day event. View the full press conference visit the link below and check out more information below on other performers. 

Press Conference Link

Official Air Show Announcement

​Time May 4-5, 2019 7:30 a.m. 
​Location
Keesler Air Force Base & White Avenue/Hwy 90 Beachfront
​Tickets
Open to the Public

Schedule

Check back for more information on the schedule and flying times. 

7:30 am
Keesler Gates Open







Speakers

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
Military Jet Team

The US Air Force Thunderbirds produce an hour-long demonstration that combines pride, precision, and professionalism with years of pilot training for an amazing showcase. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines the Air Force's enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd will get a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities possessed by the fighter pilots. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is the Air Force's premier multi-role fighter jet.


Jeremy Holt Air Shows Pegasus Bi-plane

Jeremy Holt Air Shows Pegasus Bi-plane
Civilian Air Act

A vintage, ultralight airplane. 

Wild Blue Rodeo 

​Wild Blue Rodeo

​Civilian Air Act

Wild Blue is the humble little airplane who dreams of becoming a fighter jet. A real-life RV-8A, the character Wild Blue is the brainchild of entrepreneur and Team Owner Ms. LM "Lunar" Sawyer, a veteran air show professional who also narrates each show performance. The Wild Blue Rodeo air show performance features a combination of high flying thrills and high-concept children's storytelling. Wild Blue will be piloted by veteran US Air Force F-16 fighter pilot and former Thunderbird, Lt. Colonel Joshua "Tater" Boudreaux, taking Wild Blue through maneuvers as though he indeed were a fighter jet.

Twin Tigers Air Shows

Twin Tigers Air Shows

​Civilian Air Act

Twin Yak 55's capable of offering 3 different performances, the team will start off by circling the opening flag jump, then start off with a dual ship version of the already well-received Salute to Veterans act. This is guaranteed to exceed your expectations and start the show off on an exciting pace. Later they will return with another precision formation aerial demonstration that will highlight the demanding skills required to fly close formation precision aerobatics, all while combining the challenges of flying through the Ringmasters exciting smoke rings.

Smoke N Thunder Jet Truck

Smoke N Thunder Jet Truck

​Civilian Ground Act

Hot Streak II is a twin jet engine 57 Chevy Pickup capable of speeds of 350+MPH entertaining fans across the country for over 20 years. Truck Specs include: 

Engine: Two Westinghouse J34's engines. Rescued from a J 34-48's Navy T-2A Buckeye Airplane

Horsepower: 25,000

Thrust: 12,500 pounds with afterburner

Chassis: 4130 Chrome-moly construction

Front: Wheels 15-inch diameter, 5-inches wide

Rear: 4 Wheels 15-inch diameter, 10-inches wide

Body: Aluminum and steel

Cockpit: Custom-built single seat designed and built to fit the driver

Weight: 4,300 pounds

For safety purposes, this portion will only be available during the on-base portion of the event. 

Dream Big Mobile Interactive Aviation Museum

Dream Big Mobile Interactive Aviation Museum

​Ground Display

A fully restored cockpit of an A-7 and F-101 to give attendees a feel for what pilots see! 

For safety purposes, this portion will only be available during the on-base portion of the event. 

 

Comments 4

Guest - Unanimous on Saturday, 05 January 2019 14:16

Why would anyone or any company want to sponsor this event?
It’s a joke and not well prepared or planned!
The gates to Keesler are open for a large crowd for only a couple hours and then the venue on the beach is ridiculous.
I won’t be able to sell anything and what about enjoying an ice cold beverage?
My suggestion is “folks, keep your money and save your business from failure.”

Why would anyone or any company want to sponsor this event? It’s a joke and not well prepared or planned! The gates to Keesler are open for a large crowd for only a couple hours and then the venue on the beach is ridiculous. I won’t be able to sell anything and what about enjoying an ice cold beverage? My suggestion is “folks, keep your money and save your business from failure.”
Guest - Barb Spellman on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:58

Diana, we live on our boat and will be at Point Cadet Marina. Could you advise whether it might be best to simply stay at the marina during the show(s) or go out and anchor for better viewing??

Diana, we live on our boat and will be at Point Cadet Marina. Could you advise whether it might be best to simply stay at the marina during the show(s) or go out and anchor for better viewing??
Diana White - Marketing Director on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 11:13

Hi Barb! While there will be shuttle bus service from the Point Cadet area, I would suggest that you try to find a spot to anchor in order to get a better view of the show. If you visit the website below you will find the secure water area map for info on where boats will not be allowed to anchor. Additional secure areas may be added as we get closer to showtime. Keep an eye out on the website below and our Facebook page for more info.

http://keeslerbiloxiairshow.com/parking/

Hi Barb! While there will be shuttle bus service from the Point Cadet area, I would suggest that you try to find a spot to anchor in order to get a better view of the show. If you visit the website below you will find the secure water area map for info on where boats will not be allowed to anchor. Additional secure areas may be added as we get closer to showtime. Keep an eye out on the website below and our Facebook page for more info. http://keeslerbiloxiairshow.com/parking/
Guest - Barb Spellman on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:05

Thank you so much, Diana......

Thank you so much, Diana......
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