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Thunderbirds to sign autographs at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team performs a loop while in the famous Delta formation here. The Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a fighter that is highly maneuverable and has a proven record in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team performs a loop while in the famous Delta formation here. The Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a fighter that is highly maneuverable and has a proven record in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the 2003 "Defenders of Liberty" air show held here May 10-11.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Denise A. Rayder)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the 2003 "Defenders of Liberty" air show held here May 10-11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Denise A. Rayder)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer all an opportunity to meet members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron as they sign autographs in the museum's Cold War Gallery from 9-10 a.m. on July 27.

The Thunderbirds, who perform precision maneuvers designed to showcase the capabilities of modern high-performance aircraft and the professional qualities of those who fly, maintain and support them, will be among the featured performers at the Vectren Dayton Air Show on July 28-29.

A typical Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of six aircraft, performing formation flying and solo routines in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Thunderbirds perform in approximately 70 shows each year in 35 different locations every weekend from March through November.

Additional Thunderbirds information and photographs are available at http://thunderbirds.airforce.com/.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). 


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force at (937) 255-8046, ext. 495.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact Sarah Swan, National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division, at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.


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