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In keeping within the spirit of the "Thunderbirds Alumni Association, Inc., (TBAA) the "Heritage Thunderbird Foundation", the Thunderbirds Alumni "Dream Of A Lifetime" web site exists to promote the comradeship of former and current members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, and to insure "Once A Thunderbird, Always A Thunderbird" is a continued commitment from each member and that excellence remains the benchmark by which we measure all we do.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spent part of the afternoon Thursday meeting up with a few other friends of the sky: the Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a delta burst maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 25, 2018, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The Thunderbirds are an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots, including six demonstration pilots, four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields.
We're proud to announce our 2019 officer selections! To see who was selected, check out the press release here: t.co/FiCGhjDvhh

Hill Air Force Base, Utah - The Hill Aerospace Museum has a new addition to its Fighter Gallery. Museum staff and volunteers spent the morning May 20 moving and rearranging static aircraft displays at the east end of the museum's Fighter Gallery.
A few weeks ago, we had @ConorDaly22 out at the hangar. He flew with TB7 and pulled 9Gs! Today, he's repping the 660,000 Airmen serving around the world at the #Indy500. He also had a 4 painted on his car in memory of Cajun. #4ever

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, as the Thunderbirds are formally known, will appear at the Air Power Over Hampton Roads show at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia on May 19 and 20, according to a release Monday. "The Thunderbirds look forward to safely resuming public shows at Air Power Over Hampton Roads," said Lt.
America's "Ambassadors in Blue", the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, now have a new slot pilot, the #4 position with the team, and he is a former Thunderbird himself. Maj. Nick "Khan" Krajicek, former Slot Pilot during the 2016 and 2017 show seasons, is returning to replace Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno, who was lost in a tragic accident during a routine training mission over Nevada on the morning of April 4.
"Today, the Thunderbirds will resume practice flights over the Nevada Test and Training Range," Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds commander, wrote in a statement released Wednesday. "While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he'd want us back in the air and preparing to recruit, retain and inspire once more."
CLOSE MELBOURNE - Using stencils, Eau Gallie artist A.e. Søland carefully spray-painted a black memorial ribbon around the red U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds emblem, marking the spot where the nose wheel of Maj. Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno's F-16 Fighting Falcon parked last month.
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.
Statement from Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader.