Maj. Michelle Curran is the Opposing Solo Pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 6 jet. She earned her commission in 2009 as a graduate of the University of St. Thomas’s Air Force ROTC program. Throughout school she did track and field and was a figure skater. She enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, and hiking. Before joining the Thunderbirds, Curran served as an F-16 instructor pilot at NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX. She has logged more than 1,200 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with more than 160 combat hours. Maj. Curran is in her first season with the team and hails from Medford, WI.