The Thunderbirds are one of the oldest squadrons in the U.S. Air Force, in addition to being the air demonstration squadron of the service. Along with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, formed in 1946, and the prestigious French Air Force Patrouille de France, which was formed in 1931, the Thunderbirds are the grandfathers of air demonstration squadrons. Formed officially as a service squadron in 1917, it turned into the U.S. Air Force aerobatic display team in 1953.
Using F-16 Falcons nowadays, the Thunderbirds go from airfield to airfield leaving spectators wondering how can they do what they do. Undoubtedly, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots are some of the most talented pilots to ever cruise the skies. See for yourself.
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