Video & Photos of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Soaring Over Walt Disney World

Yesterday, October 29, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron – “The Thunderbirds” – flew over Walt Disney World Resort to kick off November’s National Veterans and Military Families Month and honor current, past and fallen military heroes. Check out the details, video and photos below as shared by DisneyParksBlog.


The Thunderbirds’ flyover took place almost a decade to the day after their last visit to Walt Disney World, on Oct. 27, 2010. This time, “America’s Ambassadors in Blue” performed two passes above Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, including the famous “Delta Break” maneuver. 

The flyover was both sentimental and meaningful for Walt Disney World, which has long celebrated members of the United States military. Fittingly, The Walt Disney Company founders, Walt and Roy Disney, both served the United States in uniform during World War I. The Walt Disney Company has also been a leading proponent of hiring, training and supporting military veterans with the Heroes Work Here initiative, the Heroes Supply Here program and Disney Veterans Institute. 

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Footage of the flyover will also be included in this year’s virtual Snowball Express conference hosted by the Gary Sinise Foundation, which serves the children of fallen military heroes, their surviving parents and guardians, and Gold Star families. 

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.