Dream Of A Lifetime

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Our Mission

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.

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.
AOPA's Air Safety Institute has introduced a monthly podcast series named "There I Was..." The podcasts are aimed at educating pilots through discussions with a variety of pilots talking about unexpected scenarios and how they survived them. "There I Was..."