Demonstrating Safety

By Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird #6 The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron has a proud history that stretches more than 60 years. Since the team’s inception in 1953, more than 350 million people in all 50 states and more … Continue reading

Thunderbirds Museum Closed; Undergoes Extensive Renovation

The Thunderbirds Museum will be closed until mid-spring for a building renovation project. The museum will be receiving several updates, including new paint, carpet and lights to help improve the exhibit space. Along with the cosmetic updates, the museum will … Continue reading

Meet Thunderbird 8

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Meet Thunderbird 8, Maj Scott Petz.  He’s our advance pilot with a degree in mass communications, and is the voice of the Thunderbirds!

Delta Bottom Up Pass

Delta BUP

From the seat of Thunderbird 5, here’s your U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Delta formation performing the Bottom Up Pass maneuver.

Meet Thunderbird 11


We’d like you to meet our new maintenance officer, Thunderbird 11, Maj. Warren Smith. He’s an avid outdoorsman from Lexington, S.C., with a strong sense of camaraderie thanks to his football playing days at USAFA. Welcome to the team!