INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev., Jan. 18, 1982— At 0923 PST, four T-38A’s (68-8156, 8175, 8176 & 8184) from an Air Force Thunderbirds Team crashed, one after another, into the Nevada desert , killing all four pilots. The Air Force said the four planes struck nose first into the sand while practicing a ”loop” maneuver, . ”The [...]
Dayton, OH- 23 JUN 2017, at 1230 HRS a two seat Thunderbird F-16D was taxing to a staging area after landing when a gust of wind forced from the taxiway and into the grass. At this time the aircraft flipped onto its back. The two man crew was extracted with minor injuries. The crew consisted [...]
Peterson AFB, CO– On 2 JUN, 2016, F-16C (91-0392) crashed on landing approach when “Something went wrong.” The aircraft was assigned to the 57th Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada. The aircraft was Thunderbird 6, Opposing Solo. The aircraft was named “Sweet Baby Aurora 6”. Major Alex Turner safely ejected from the aircraft after steering [...]
Aviation Nation, Nellis AFB’s annual Open house was this weekend. I was a little under the weather but Jamie and Rosie insisted we go. I’m glad we did.
In March of 2005, I was working and I called the wife to ask if she liked the show.
Wife-“It was all right, but your son freaked out.”
Wife- “Something about a wheel or something. He said I was the adult and had the good camera and to get closer. He said he blaze away with his camera. Later, he told me not to go through any metal detector and don’t let anyone touch the camera until Dad sees it.”
It’s a two year tour and it’s been two great years. But all good things must end as Major Nicole Malachowski leaves the Thunderbirds. Major “FiFi” Malachowski entered the U.S. Air Force in 1996 after graduating from the Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Management and a minor in French. Before she joined the [...]
The USAF Thunderbirds are practicing for their 2007 season. The Team is looking very sharp this year. I hope you get a chance to see them in person.