U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at three #AirDotShowLive destinations in 2020. You can catch them on the tour in Ocean City, New York and Orlando!
In their most extreme maneuvers, the Thunderbirds fly as low as 100 feet off the ground and at speeds of over 700mph!
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon and perform perform a combination of formation and solo maneuvers in an inspiring high energy demonstration. The four-jet diamond performs precision formation flight with the aircraft wingtips as close as 4 feet apart while performing loops, inverted rolls and even high performance turns!
The two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16 executing maneuvers as low as 100 feet off the ground and some at speeds of over 700mph. During the high speed maneuvers the shock cone is sometimes visible as the jet teeters on the edge of the sound barrier! The show concludes with all six jets coming together in the delta formation dramatically increasing the difficulty of flying in close proximity. In all, the pilots perform approximately 20 maneuvers during the full demonstration that lasts approximately 45 minutes.