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Update: Thunderbirds release practice, performance schedule

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team is scheduled to conclude the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2018 graduation ceremony with a 30-minute performance above Falcon Stadium, May 23.

The performance is expected to begin between 12:30-1 p.m., after the hat toss.

The Thunderbirds will arrive in Colorado Springs May 21 and fly over the Academy around 10 a.m. for a site survey.

The team will practice their full performance over the Academy’s Falcon Stadium from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 22.

As mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration, roads under the show area will be closed during practice and graduation day performance.

The following roads will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23

— Stadium Boulevard, from Tri-intersection Bridge to Parade Loop

— Community Center Drive, from Stadium Boulevard to E. Douglass Drive

— Academy Drive, from Stadium Drive to the Falcon Club

The general public is reminded not to stop along Interstate 25 to watch the performances.

Visit www.afthunderbirds.com, for more information on the Thunderbirds.

Visit www.usafa.edu/about/traditions/graduation/ for more graduation information.