Thunderbirds Show Season to Resume at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

The Thunderbirds conduct their first training flight on April 18, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. following an aircraft mishap on April 4. The mishap, which occurred over the Nevada Test and Training Range, claimed the life of Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, Thunderbird #4/Slot Pilot. The training sortie is one of many the team will conduct over the coming weeks to strengthen team confidence and maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ray Geoffroy)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, has authorized the resumption of Thunderbird performances starting at Air Power over Hampton Roads at Joint Base Langley-Eustis 19-20 May, 2018. Holmes made this determination based … Continue reading

Thunderbird jet finishes Service Life Extension Program

Maj. Branden Felker, Thunderbird 8, Advance pilot and Narrator returns F-16C tail number 880 to Nellis Air Force Base Nev., April 27, 2018. The aircraft recently completed the Air Force’s F-16 Service Life Extension Program which involved a complete overhaul to extend the aircraft’s service life an additional 4,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Ray Geoffroy)

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds received the first F-16C Fighting Falcon to finish the Service Life Extension Program April 27 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The program boosts aircraft’s capabilities by extending the life expectancy of the aircraft. This is … Continue reading

Krajicek to return as Thunderbird #4; Show Season 2018 Update

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. –Maj. Nick “Khan” Krajicek has been named as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron’s Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot for the remainder of the 2018 show season. Krajicek is an experienced Thunderbird alumnus who performed as … Continue reading

Thunderbirds resume flying operations

Thunderbirds conduct their first training flight on April 18, 2018, following an aircraft mishap on April 4. The mishap, which occurred over the Nevada Test and Training Range, claimed the life of Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, Thunderbird #4/Slot Pilot. The training sortie is one of many the team will conduct over the coming weeks to strengthen team confidence and maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)

Statement from Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader: Thunderbird Flight Operations Resume

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader provided the following update today regarding the resumption of Thunderbirds flight operations: Hello everybody. Today, the Thunderbirds will resume practice flights over the Nevada Test and Training Range. … Continue reading