A look back at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona 2021

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 6, 2021. The team is comprised of eight pilots, four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel performing in almost 30 job specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller)
U.S. Air Force Major Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies during a demonstration practice at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2021. Wolfe led the team at 17 air shows in the 2021 season, culminating the year at the Thunder & Lightning over Arizona Air Show held on Davis Monthan Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 7, 2021. The last air show and open house DM held showcasing U.S. military capabilities was in 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
The Desert Lightning Team (DLT) Combat Search and Rescue Demonstration, featuring two HH-60W Pave Hawks, performs a realistic CSAR demo during the 2021 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 6, 2021. DM is home to the 563rd Rescue Group responsible for rescues, with an HC-130J Combat King II squadron, HH-60G Pave Hawk squadron, pararescue squadrons, maintenance squadrons and an operations support squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller)
The Desert Lightning Team (DLT) Combat Search and Rescue Demonstration, featuring two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, performs a realistic CSAR demo during the 2021 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2021. DM is home to the 563rd Rescue Group responsible for rescues, with an HC-130J Combat King II squadron, HH-60G Pave Hawk squadron, pararescue squadrons, maintenance squadrons and an operations support squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller)
Kent Pietsch pilots a jelly bean-decorated 1942 Interstate Cadet aircraft during the 2021 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2021. Pietsch performed extreme maneuvers during his performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller)

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