Grounded: Thunderbirds Cancel Shows Due To COVID-19

Unknown Number Of Group Affected By Virus

Mitch Kelly
July 17, 2020 - 5:17 am
A sculpture of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds at the main gate of Nellis Air Force Base is shown on April 3, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Coronavirus among U.S. Air Force personnel has grounded the Thunderbirds.

The fighter jet demonstration team that calls Nellis Air Force Base home was scheduled to perform in Cheyenne, Wyoming, next Wednesday but has canceled because some team members have tested positive.

Regulations prohibit the Air Force from saying how many personnel have the virus and their conditions, but none of them is a pilot.