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The Sky's the Theater for the Thunderbirds

July 14, 2021

Aircraft fly in formation.
Air Show
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's flight demonstration squadron, perform air show in Ohio, July 10, 2021.
Photo By: R.J. Oriez, Air Force
VIRIN: 210710-F-JW079-1535Z
Aircraft fly in formation.
Air Show
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an air show in Smyrna, Tenn., June 5, 2021.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Sarver
VIRIN: 210605-F-JV039-1109Z
Aircraft fly in formation.
Air Show
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an air in show Smyrna, Tenn., June 6, 2021.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Sarver
VIRIN: 210606-F-JV039-1136Z
Aircraft fly in formation.
Air Show
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an air show in Smyrna, Tenn., June 6, 2021.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Sarver
VIRIN: 210606-F-JV039-1141Z

Pride. Precision. Professionalism.

Through air shows and flyovers, the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's flight demonstration team, has performed all around the world since 1953, wowing fans while displaying the principles the Air Force represents. The team of elite pilots demonstrate capabilities in the service's premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Check out the elite performers at other events as they prepare, perform and greet fans.

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