Military Jet Traffic Expected July 25 – 29

The Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) will host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as they prepare to perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 28. The Cheyenne Airport is undergoing renovations, and FNL is the only other airport in the area with the capabilities to support the Thunderbird team.

“We are proud to use our facility for such an important mission, and appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for all,” said Jason Licon, airport director.

There are no Thunderbird events, shows or viewing opportunities at FNL. Those interested in seeing the aircraft will need to head to the Cheyenne Frontier Days event. It is important to keep the parking lot, roads and grounds in and around the airport free from unnecessary traffic and parked cars to ensure that commercial and private/commercial flights remain unaffected. This is part of the airport’s public safety commitment to its neighbors and the community. Hosting the popular USAF Thunderbirds brings some expected, but temporary, military jet noise to businesses and homeowners within a 10-mile radius of the airport. These impacts are expected on and off throughout the day from July 25 to 29.


Those interested in participating in the Thunderbirds event can attend for free at F.E. Warren Air Force Base on July 28.  For more information on the event or for noise related concerns, contact the F.E. Warren Air Force Base Public Affairs office  at 307-773-3381 or visit or For other FNL airport information, including the upcoming Great Colorado Airshow Oct. 16-17, please visit the FNL website at or call 970-962-2850.