Event date



1940 EP Howe Drive
Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD 57706
United States

Ellsworth AFB Airshow (Dakota Thunder) 2020

The Ellsworth AFB Airshow (or Dakota Thunder) will be making a return to the airshow calendar in 2020.

The show aims to thank the local community of Rapid City for its ongoing support of Ellsworth AFB and its operations, enabling visitors to get up close with the equipment used by the US military and teaching them about the roles of the US Air Force and those who serve within its ranks.

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Participation List

Aircraft due to participate in the flying display are listed below. Please note this list is subject to change.


United States Air Force (USAF)

  • Lockheed Martin F-16CM/DM Fighting Falcon (x6) - The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds"



Tickets are not yet available to purchase for the Ellsworth AFB Airshow (Dakota Thunder) 2020. This section of the event will be amended when tickets go on sale. Watch this space!