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The U.S. Air Drive Thunderbirds are scheduled to carry out at Tinker Air Drive Base for the 2025 Tinker Air Present June 28-29, 2025. 

The announcement was made Tuesday throughout the 2023 ICAS Conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, a conference for air present professionals sharing data, perception and concepts to use to future reveals nationwide. 

The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Fight Command unit composed of eight pilots (together with six demonstration pilots), 4 help officers, three civilians and greater than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 profession fields. 

It was 2014 when the U.S. Air Drive Thunderbirds final captivated audiences within the sky on the then named ‘Star Spangled Air Present’ at Tinker. 

The announcement comes after a big end up for the 2023 Tinker Air Present, the place an estimated 301,000 folks gathered to attend in July. The Tinker Air Present returned after COVID-19 precautions compelled the cancellation of the 2021 air present. 

A Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mixture of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the coaching and precision of Air Drive pilots, whereas the solo plane spotlight the utmost capabilities of the F-16 Combating Falcon. The pilots carry out roughly 30 maneuvers in an indication. All the present, together with floor and air, runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. 

The Thunderbirds have been formally activated June 1, 1953, because the 3600th Air Demonstration Crew at Luke AFB, Ariz. Their first plane was the straight-winged F-84G Thunderjet, a fight fighter-bomber that had seen motion in Korea. Early in 1955 the workforce transitioned to the swept-winged F-84F Thunderstreak. 

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