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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.

It has been a while since the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds have roared over Westfield's skies. Westfield's Barnes Air National Guard Base will host the Westfield International Airshow, its first air show since 2010 on Saturday and Sunday, promising to bring a century-spanning display of aviation history and high-flying acts to the skies over Westfield.
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:58 p.m. While the mavericks are up above, twisting and turning to the delight of the crowd below, Chief Inspector Ryan Smith is perfectly content on the ground, where he belongs. As the man in charge of making sure each Thunderbird can properly flap its wings, it's where he spends the majority of his time.
GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Air Show is this weekend and one of the officers on the Air Force Thunderbirds team is a Helena native. Captain Angelina Urbina is the executive officer for the team. She takes care of all of the behind the scenes details, people and mission support.
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CLOSE For the second straight spring, the popular U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the Melbourne Air & Space Show. The event takes place March 17-18 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. "Of course, we're super excited to have them back for 2018.
An Air Force Thunderbirds pilot injured in a F-16D fighter jet that ran off a runway and overturned at Dayton International Airport last month is now recovering at home, the Air Force confirmed Saturday. Capt. Erik Gonsalves, team narrator who flew the Thunderbird No.
INDIAN SPRINGS - Hundreds of "hunters" as they're know in the drone warfare world welcomed a new leader, Col. Julian "Ghost" Cheater, during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Creech Air Force Base. They also bade goodbye to Case Cunningham, a former Thunderbirds commander-leader who guided the 432nd Expeditionary Wing for two years in combat operations from this Southern Nevada base, 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
NORTH PLATTE -- Even staff at the North Platte Regional Airport was surprised when the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds stopped in for fuel Monday - the day before Independence Day, to boot. "We got maybe an hour, hour-and-a-half's notice," said Jay Niles, director of operations for Trego-Dugan Aviation in North Platte.
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They fought for freedom. Several planes of the Texas Flying Legends Museum collection saw action in World War II. Some of of them are displayed in the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot.