U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to sign autographs at museum
By Sarah Swan, National Museu of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published June 12, 2015
DAYTON, Ohio --
Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can meet members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron as they sign autographs from 9-10 a.m. on June 19.
Participants include Thunderbird No. 2 Maj. Joshua Boudreaux, Left Wing; Staff Sgt. Christopher Collins, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance; Staff Sgt. Andrew Molina, Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Tech. Sgt. Andrew Junker, Air Transportation; and Tech. Sgt. Peter Schueler, Aviation Resource Management. Museum doors will open to the public at 8:30 a.m.
The Thunderbirds perform a mix of formation flying and solo routines, highlighting the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the professional qualities of the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. The squadron performs approximately 75 demonstrations each year, and more than 300 million people in all 50 states and 58 foreign countries have seen the red, white and blue jets in more than 4,000 aerial demonstrations. Visit http://afthunderbirds.com
for additional Thunderbirds information and photographs.
The squadron will be among the featured performers at this year's Vectren Dayton Air Show on June 20-21. More information about the air show is available at www.daytonairshow.com
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil
NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.