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U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot TSgt. Joe Khoda climbs into the canopy of his F-16 while visiting Columbus Air Force Base in this 2014 Dispatch file photo. CAFB will host the

U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot TSgt. Joe Khoda climbs into the canopy of his F-16 while visiting Columbus Air Force Base in this 2014 Dispatch file photo. CAFB will host the "Wings Over Columbus Air Show and Open House" in April. The free event will feature the Thunderbirds, Para-Commandos Parachute Team, Manfred Radius Salto Sailplane, the AFTERSHOCK Jet Fire Truck and other aviation acts. Photo by: Dispatch file photo

 

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over Columbus again next April.

 

Columbus Air Force Base will host "Wings Over Columbus Air Show and Open House" April 25-26, 2020, according to a CAFB press release. In addition to the Thunderbirds, the event will feature Para-Commandos Parachute Team, Manfred Radius Salto Sailplane, the AFTERSHOCK Jet Fire Truck and other aviation acts.

 

Held once every two years, "Wings Over Columbus" aims to give civilians an up-close look at the military and inspire children and teens to consider careers in the armed forces. Civilians are invited to the base to see civilian and military aircraft along with acrobatics and combat demonstrations that "draw the eye skyward," the release said. The event has drawn 50,000 visitors over the two days of activities in the past.

 

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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