PA-002-20 | Jan. 22, 2020

Quonset, RI —

The Rhode Island National Guard is proud to announce the

United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be headlining the 2020 Open House

Air Show at Quonset, Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, R.I.


The Thunderbirds have served as the United States Air Force's premier air

demonstration squadron since 1953. They perform in six F-16C Fighting

Falcons and two F-16D Fighting Falcons, based out of Nellis Air Force Base,

Las Vegas, Nevada. While the Thunderbirds are primarily an aerial

demonstration team, they are part of USAF combat forces and can be

integrated into an operational fighter unit if needed.


In addition to the change in performers, the date has also changed to

accommodate the headlining act. The 2020 Rhode Island Open House Air Show

will be moved to 20-21 June, 2020. This is a change from the previously

announced dates of 27-28 June, 2020. Due to the date change, the F-22 Raptor

Demo Team will no longer be performing. An updated line up of performers is

to be released.


"The Rhode Island National Guard is looking forward to opening our gates to

display the talents and capabilities of our amazing Airmen and Soldiers,"

said Lt. Col. Christopher N. Allen a RING Open House director. "We also

welcome the opportunity to host the fabulous military and civilian aerobatic

acts. We can't wait to see everyone for a safe and exciting Father's Day

weekend with the RING!"


For further questions, contact RING Public Affairs Officer, 2LT Alexandra

Curtis at (401) 641-1730 or

  • 2LT Alexandra Curtis
  • Phone:(401) 641-1730