REASON #4: US Air Force Academy Graduation and Thunderbird Flyovers

Graduation week is traditionally comprised of many activities and events across the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The week culminates at Falcon Stadium with the iconic graduation ceremony. Commencement speakers often include the President of the United States, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the close of the ceremony, cadets are dismissed and ceremoniously toss their caps into the air. Cheers and celebration are quickly silenced by the roar of the legendary Thunderbirds flying overhead to honor the graduating class.

2022 USAFA Graduation week begins on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 with the Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, click here to view the full schedule of USAFA events for graduation week.  If you are traveling to Colorado Springs to support a USAFA cadet, The Lodge at Flying Horse is less than 10 minutes from the north entrance of United States Air Force Academy.  Guest reservations for hotel rooms at The Lodge at Flying Horse fill quickly so don’t delay book your room online at or call the reservation desk at 1-844-768-2684

If you are looking for the best view of the Thunderbirds, The Steakhouse at Flying Horse is your spot. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Call (719) 487-2635 to make your reservation to view the Thunderbirds.

Congratulations the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2022 from all of us at Flying Horse!  #goairforce


Thunderbird Photos from The Steakhouse at Flying Horse