Temporary Closure on Santa Fe Trail

The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team is scheduled to conclude the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony, May 30. As mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Santa Fe Trail and roads under the show area will be closed during practice and graduation day performance.
The Santa Fe Trail will be closed, from Tri-intersection Bridge to Parade Loop, on May 28, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; and May 30, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Times are subject to change.
For those that wish to observe the aerial demonstration, The team will practice their full performance over the Academy’s Falcon Stadium Tuesday, May 28, from 10:30 – 11:45; and the graduation performance is Thursday, May 30, beginning between 12:30-1:00 p.m.
The following roads will  also be closed:

  • 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

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

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