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Posted 12/5/2006 Printable Fact Sheet
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Four Horsemen
U.S. Air Force Four Horsemen aerial demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The unique Four Horsemen team performed from 1956 until 1960 in the U.S. flying four-engine C-130 cargo aircraft demonstrating a series of formation-changing maneuvers. Aircraft were selected at random for demonstrations; no specially modified aircraft were used.

The Four Horsemen in 1960 included Capts. Hubert E. Chaney, William H. Hatfield, James F. Akin and David L. Moore, Tactical Air Command pilots of the 774th Troop Carrier Squadron. The team's purpose was to demonstrate the performance and versatility of the C-130 aircraft.

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