2021 Thunder of Niagara Air Show Cancelled

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  • 914th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Base leadership, in conjunction with higher headquarters has determined that because the Coronavirus continues to present risk to DoD service members, civilian employees, and families, it is necessary to cancel the Thunder of Niagara Air Show scheduled for June 19-20, 2021.


“The Department of Defense and the Air Force Reserve are taking reasoned, measured approaches to returning to normalcy without excessive Risk to Force,” said Col. Carl Magnusson, 914th Air Refueling Wing commander.  “With this in mind, the Thunder of Niagara 2021 air show event will not take place as scheduled; hopefully, it will return in the future, when public health conditions permit.  I regret having to make this announcement, but know that we will be able to move forward with our spring and summer, at our pace, taking care of each other, our community, and getting the mission done.”


The Thunder of Niagara Air Show planners share in the disappointment that this cancellation brings.  It is our hope that once the pandemic is fully behind us we can again play host to the Western New York community for a world-class event.