Preparations continue for this spring’s Florida International Air Show.

The show’s 34th annual edition means the return of the Air Force Thunderbirds to Punta Gorda Airport.

Air show chairman Tyler Ezzi says the Thunderbirds have not appeared in the region since they visited the show in 2008.

This spring’s show takes place March 29th and 30th.

Every year, the show benefits dozens of charities throughout Southwest Florida.