The United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate their supersonic jet aircraft through a show comprised of a series of intricate maneuvers. The exhibit of their aircraft roaring overhead has been said to increase service enlistment while enhancing the image of the U.S. Air Force.
The team personnel are made up of eight pilots, four support officers, three civilians and over 130 enlisted personnel.
United States Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft are currently comprised of eight Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons. For more information about them click here.
A show typically lasts over one hour. In it the team performs around thirty maneuvers.
The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, was originated in 1953 and are still going strong to date.