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December 2, 2016
 

Thunderbirds perform last show of year

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the bomb burst maneuver during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The air show brought more than 295,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Air Power.”
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of the Air Force’s high-performance aircraft to people throughout the world.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron commander, salutes Thunderbird crew chiefs before take-off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov., 11. Before joining the team, Hammond was the director of operations at the 16th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Hammond has logged more than 2,500 flight hours, with more than 400 hours of combat experience in the F-16.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron performs in the last show of 2016 during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. Aviation Nation hosted spectacular aerial demonstrations, static displays and featured the Air Force Thunderbirds.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the opposing knife edge pass during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron pilots prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. More than 295,000 global spectators visited the Las Vegas area for the two-day event.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Four U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in a close-air formation during Aviation Nation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds are a demonstration team who display the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron’s F-16s sit on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., before Aviation Nation, Nov. 11. The Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force and the decisive combat power Airmen bring to threats against the United States.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron fly in an aerial performance during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds’ performance at Aviation Nation marked their final show of the 2016 season.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chiefs line up during their demonstration at Aviation Nation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions of people across the United States, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power.




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