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Minnesota National Guard
Military Aerial Demonstration Teams
US Air Force Thunderbirds




A Thunderbirds air demonstration includes formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum capabilities of the F-16.

If you are interested in requesting the Thunderbirds perform at your Airshow, please be sure your DD Form 2535 is completed and on file at AF/PA Air Force Public Affairs (SAF/PAN)* no later than 1 August of the year prior to your show. This is necessary due to the scheduling and approval process of the Thunderbirds. fax (703) 693-9601,
electronic mail (aerial.events@pentagon.af.mil)

USAF Aerial Events
SAF/PAN
1690 Air Force Pentaon
Washington, DC 20330-1690 More information can be found on the AF Thunderbirds website. *Note: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs National Outreach and Communications Division manages all aviation support requests. The Division is responsible for the Aviation Support web site where requests are listed as eligible. Public Affairs does not approve flying participation in events; it only determines eligibility. Ultimate aircraft approval authority rests with Air Force Operations community.
US Army Golden Knights



The Golden Knights not only perform at air shows, compete on an international level and perform high profile tandems they also visit high schools and work with local recruiters showing young adults what type of opportunities the Army has for them. To request Army assets such as helicopter flyovers, static displays with Army equipment, and the Golden Knights Parachute Team for air shows and other events complete DD Form 2536 at least 60 days prior to event. 

Submit the form to The State Adjutant General for:
- Aerial activities for public events on military installations.
- Flyovers in the civilian domain, when conducted within seven days and in observance of the following patriotic holidays:
    1. Armed Forces Day
    2. Memorial Day
    3. Independence Day
    4. Veterans Day
    5. POW/MIA Day
Send it to the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (see address & fax info below) for:
- Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights)
- Flyovers conducted in the civilian domain except those listed above
- Aerial reviews (Using more than 4 aircraft or using aircraft from more than one Service constitutes an aerial review.)
- Aerial demonstrations held outside the United States Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
ATTN: Aerial Support Officer
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
(703) 695-2057 (voice)
(703) 614-3354 (fax) For more information on requesting Army assets visit the Army Public Affairs website.  Information on The United States Army Golden Knights can also be found on their website.
Air Combat Command’s Single Ship Demonstration Teams



The ACC Demo Teams perform precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the Air Force's high-performance aircraft. Team members also exhibit the professional qualities that the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. To request the ACC’s Single Ship Demonstration submit a DD Form 2535 to the Secretary of the Air Force for Public Affairs (SAF/PA)* to obtain aerial event support approval. The event seeking approval must have aerial significance, be nonprofit, and be at no cost to the government.  fax (703) 693-9601,
electronic mail (aerial.events@pentagon.af.mil)

USAF Aerial Events
SAF/PAN
1690 Air Force Pentaon
Washington, DC 20330-1690 Requests must be submitted by
- December 31st of the preceding year for events planned from January through March.
- January 15th for events planned from April through June.
- January 31st for events planned from July through December. For more information visit the Air Combat Command's Single-Ship Demonstration Teams website. *Note: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs National Outreach and Communications Division manages all aviation support requests. The Division is responsible for the Aviation Support web site where requests are listed as eligible. Public Affairs does not approve flying participation in events; it only determines eligibility. Ultimate aircraft approval authority rests with Air Force Operations community.
T-6A Texan Aerial Demonstration Team



The T-6A Texan II Aerial Demonstration Team supports Air Force recruiting and retention programs and reinforces public confidence in the U.S. Air Force through appearances at aerial events such as military and civilian sponsored air shows. If you are interested in requesting the a performance at your Airshow
click here to learn more.
Please be sure your DD Form 2535 is completed and on file at AF/PA Air Force Public Affairs (SAF/PAN)* no later than 1 August of the year prior to your show. fax (703) 693-9601,
electronic mail (aerial.events@pentagon.af.mil)

USAF Aerial Events
SAF/PAN
1690 Air Force Pentaon
Washington, DC 20330-1690 For more information visit the AETC T-6A Texan II Aerial Demonstration Team website. *Note: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs National Outreach and Communications Division manages all aviation support requests. The Division is responsible for the Aviation Support web site where requests are listed as eligible. Public Affairs does not approve flying participation in events; it only determines eligibility. Ultimate aircraft approval authority rests with Air Force Operations community.
US Navy Blue Angels



The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps. Visit the Navy’s Blue Angels website for more information.
US Navy Leap Frogs



A typical Leap Frogs performance consists of fourteen jumpers leaping out of an aircraft at an altitude of 12,500 feet. During free fall, jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called a "track." If you are interested in requesting the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" for a local event or air show, you must read the NPT Handbook and submit a completed DD Form 2535 (Aerial Support Request Form) to the Aviation Support Coordinator at the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) at: Phone: 901-874-5803
Fax: 901-874-5813
Email: eric.schreiber1@navy.mil If you need to contact the Navy Parachute Team directly call 619-437-2820 or fax 619-437-5676. Air show coordinators make an official request for the U.S. Navy Parachute Team by downloading a request form and faxing it to (619) 437-5676.  All show requests must be submitted by October 1 to be considered for the following year’s schedule. Visit the U.S. Navy Parachute Team - Leap Frogs website for more information.
Canadian Snowbirds




The Snowbirds Demonstration Team of Canada is comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have the privilege and honour of participating in airshows and civic events across North America.  To request the Canadian Snowbirds fill out the ANNEX D and submit it to The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 15 Wing, P.O. Box 5000 Moose Jaw, SK Canada, S6H 7Z8 by 1 September of the previous year.  For more information visit The Canadian Snowbirds website.
 

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