2019 Florida International Air Show: Nov 1-3

Right now, the Thunderbirds are here in Southwest Florida, and the elite group of Air Force pilots are going to perform in this weekend’s Florida International Air Show.

This is the 38th year of the air show, hosted in Punta Gorda. You can check out the pilots doing flips and tricks in the air Friday – Sunday.

Organizers expect about 45 thousand people to attend the show.

WINK News talked to the Thunderbird pilots just as they arrived and asked them to give us a glimpse of what we can expect.

“So we’re limited by, we can’t break the speed of sound, we can’t create a sonic boom and that would break peoples windows so we would get in trouble, so in order to stay under that we’re at the fastest in the 650-600 miles an hour,” said Major Michelle Curran, a member of the Thunderbird pilots.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with plenty of performances followed by a fireworks display later Friday night.

For more information about the event, visit the Florida International Air Show Website here.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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