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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Headline Air Show

Posted 12/16/2009   Updated 12/16/2009 Email story   Print story


by Capt. Bryan Jandorf
355th Operational Support Squadron

12/16/2009 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  -- The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" will open its 57th air show season with performances at Davis-Monthan during Aerospace and Arizona Days, March 20-21. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, showcasing the "pride, precision and professionalism of over 700,000 Airmen and civilians of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard." Flying Block 52 F-16Cs, the Thunderbirds' demonstrations are described as "unimaginable before you see them and unforgettable afterwards." The Thunderbirds last visited Davis-Monthan in 2005. "The Thunderbirds are coming back to Tucson to perform the first of more than 65 air shows across the United States and Canada during the 2010 air show season," said Capt Jason McCree, the team's public affairs officer. "We are absolutely looking forward to kicking off our 57th year in this great community." Besides performing aerial demonstrations, the Thunderbirds also visit the community. In the past, team members have visited schools, hospitals and made appearances at other community events. Davis-Monthan's last air show was held in 2007. Aerospace and Arizona Days will be free and open to the public. Over the next few months, more information about the show, as well as descriptions of the aircraft and demonstration teams, will be posted at www.dm.af.mil. In addition to the Thunderbirds, attendees will see performances by Greg Poe and his Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX-2, the A-10 West Demonstration Team, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue. For more information about Aerospace and Arizona Days, log on to www.dm.af.mil. To learn more about the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, visit www.airforce.com/thunderbirds.

2/22/2010 2:34:38 PM ET
The air show that is put on by the Air Force and the people of Davis Monthan Air Force Base is world class. I will be in Tucson at this time and will miss this event. Thanks and keep up the good work
Warren Paral, Green Bay WI
1/8/2010 5:13:19 PM ET
Can't wait for the air show Great that it is back in Tucson at the Davis Monthan Air Base.
Fred Martin, Tucson AZ
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