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The finale of the Warriors over the Wasatch airshow was the USAF demonstration team the Thunderbirds. This demonstration is earsplitting, non stop and a lot of fun to watch.

I hope they come back soon as I learned a lot of lessons at this airshow that I would like to improve upon at the next one, but until then please enjoy these:

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Thunderbirds_4ship takeoff1aThe Thunderbirds 4 ship takeoff

We’ve only just begun…Click through to see the rest of the Thunderbirds perfromance

Thunderbirds_Solo-5-takeoff1Notice the upside “5” near the inlet, this plane spends more time inverted than any of the other planes.

Thunderbirds_Solo-5-takeoff-aerilon roll-belly view

You know what? From here on out I’ll just let the pictures do most of the talking…

 

Thunderbirds_4ship Diamond banking flyby-top view3 Thunderbirds_4ship Diamond-final photo pass1 Thunderbirds_4ship Diamond-mountain turn to crowd1 Thunderbirds_4ship inline-vertical climb-belly viewThunderbirds_4ship inline to diamond roll2 Thunderbirds_5ship-breakaway1 Thunderbirds_5ship-High AOA pass-cleaning up Thunderbirds_6 ship flyby6 Thunderbirds_6solo-9G turn loopaway-inverted view Thunderbirds_6solo-flyby to 6ship cross Thunderbirds_6solo-High G turn-pass before entry closeupThunderbirds_4ship roll belly view Oops looks like someone’s off just a tad…Thunderbirds_4ship roll inverted Thunderbirds_4ship roll start Thunderbirds_6solo-pulling out of loop-wingtip vapors Thunderbirds_6solo-takeoff loop climb out-vapors Thunderbirds_6solo-takeoff loop dive-vapors Thunderbirds_Diamond loop-wide view Thunderbirds_Diamond-loop-over the top-wing vapors-wide Thunderbirds_Diamond-smoke off Thunderbirds_solo smoky climb Thunderbirds_Solo-5-9G turn1 Thunderbirds_Solo-5-9G turn2 Thunderbirds_Solo-5-9G turn3 Thunderbirds_Solo-5-9G turn5-close crop Thunderbirds_Solo-5-slowroll pass-belly view Thunderbirds_Solo-5-Vaporandburner climb Thunderbirds_Solo-8point turn-right wing down Thunderbirds_Solo-Burner exit Thunderbirds_Solo-Inverted approach Thunderbirds_Solo-knife edge pass-belly view Thunderbirds_Solo-rolling for inverted pass Thunderbirds_Solos_Calypso_Pass2 Thunderbirds_Solos_Calypso_Pass3 Thunderbirds_Solos-catch up to diamond1 Thunderbirds_Solos-catch up to diamond2 Thunderbirds_Solos-crossover1 Thunderbirds_Solo-slow roll-inverted Thunderbirds_Solo-slow roll-top view Thunderbirds_Solos-Mirror Image pass1 Thunderbirds_Solos-Mirror Image pass3 Thunderbirds_Solos-Mirror Image pass5 Thunderbirds_Solos-Mirror Image pass6 Thunderbirds_Solo-smoke off Thunderbirds_Solos-opposing cross pass Thunderbirds_Tbird4_burner and bellyThunderbird_2 taxi to parkThunderbird_2 taxi to park-Pilot_Wave closeupThunderbird_3 taxi to parkThunderbird_3 taxi to park-Pilot_Wave closeupThunderbird_6 taxi to park-Pilot_Wave-wideThunderbirds_4ship Parked_GroundCrew

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Shooting!

Howard

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