NASA Ames Research Center Air & Space Show - May 2004

Static Displays 1  |   Static Displays 2  |   Misc Aerobatics  |   Patriots Aerobatics
Thunderbirds 1  |   Thunderbirds 2  |   Thunderbirds 3  |   Thunderbirds 4  |   Thunderbirds 5

This is the third of five pages showing the USAF Thunderbirds. Check out the first row on this page. You see three of the pair maneuvers the Thunderbirds performed. In the first picture, they come in from opposite sides at a closure rate of greater than 1000 knots, and then roll to avoid each other. In the second picture they are flying together, with the twist being that one plane is flying inverted. The third picture is a zoomed view of the planes crossing each other very closely on hard banks.










Static Displays 1  |   Static Displays 2  |   Misc Aerobatics  |   Patriots Aerobatics
Thunderbirds 1  |   Thunderbirds 2  |   Thunderbirds 3  |   Thunderbirds 4  |   Thunderbirds 5