April 22-23, 2017

Saturday & Sunday
Gates open at 9 a.m.


On behalf of the more than 5,000 Airmen of Team Tyndall, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute open house and air show on April 22-23, 2017. The base gates will open at 9 a.m. each day; admission and parking are both absolutely free.

Tyndall is the “Home of Air Dominance,” and after watching the air show, you will know exactly how and why we got our name. For this year’s show we’ve pulled out all the stops and will feature performances by the Thunderbirds, the F-22 demonstration team, and many more.

Our goal for the Gulf Coast Salute is that you and your families leave with an experience of a lifetime and with a better understanding of Tyndall, our mission and the Airmen who make it happen every day.

We look forward to showing you, and all our community partners, how much we appreciate your friendship and support. Without you, we could not accomplish our mission to “Train and Project Unrivaled Combat Air Power.”

I look forward to seeing you at the show!

Colonel Michael F. Hernandez
Commander, 325th Fighter Wing

An F-22 flies with a heritage aircraft at Gulf Coast Salute at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Air Power

We believe everyone has the right to understand how our United States Air Force protects the freedoms we enjoy today. The Gulf Coast Salute provides an opportunity to share our passion for defending our nation through precise and decisive air dominance.


Many of our men and women in uniform share neighborhoods, schools and facilities with you. The Gulf Coast Salute lets our Airmen share the pride they have in the jobs with you. It is through your support that we are able to accomplish the mission of training and projecting unrivaled air power.


Come enjoy a free air show and experience the sounds of freedom! The USAF Thunderbirds will headline Gulf Coast Salute 2017, and other civilian and historic aerial acts are scheduled to perform as well.

RSS Gulf Coast Salute News

  • New #GCS2017 Promo Released March 22, 2017
    The newest commercial for the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute is live! Enjoy a special message from Thunderbird #4, and we’ll see you April 22-23!
  • Greg Shelton Airshows “Wing Walker” Act Coming to #GCS2017 March 10, 2017
    Greg Shelton Airshows is scheduled to perform at the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute April 22-23. Greg and Ashley Shelton make up the team for the Wing Walker act, in which Ashley defies gravity and flies on the wing of the Boeing 450 Super Stearman. Learn more at Greg Shelton Airshows...
  • Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows Coming to Tyndall AFB March 6, 2017
    Rob Holland is set to thrill fans and spectators at the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute April 22-23. He has won numerous freestyle and acrobatic awards, and his incredible skills will be on display in the skies over Tyndall AFB. Rob’s rise to the top started as a young airshow fan...
  • MAX IMPACT Set To Rock The Stage April 22-23 March 2, 2017
    The premiere rock band of the United States Air Force, MAX IMPACT, is set to rock the stage at the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute April 22-23. This six-piece band performs classic and current rock and country hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music. Through national tours, local performances...