The Thunderbirds are hard at work at their home base in Las Vegas getting ready for their 63rd season. The team practices all week over Nellis AFB and Creech AFB as they prepare for their first air show of 2016, which will be at Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona on March 12th, and the majority of the work happens on the ground, not in the sky.
Bonus! Thunderbird #7 shows us what it is like carving loops in the sky in a Block 52 F-16D.
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