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2020 New York International Air Show

August 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon and perform a combination of formation and solo maneuvers in an inspiring high energy demonstration. The four-jet diamond performs precision formation flight with the aircraft wingtips as close as 4 feet apart while executing loops, inverted rolls and even high performance turns! The two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16 executing maneuvers as low as 100 feet off the ground with some at speeds of over 700mph. During the high speed maneuvers the shock cone is sometimes visible as the jet teeters on the edge of the sound barrier! The show concludes with all six jets coming together in the delta formation dramatically increasing the difficulty of flying in close proximity. In all, the pilots perform approximately 20 maneuvers during the full demonstration that lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue and are officially designated as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the United States Air Force and showcase the capabilities of modern, high-performance fighter aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate them. The Thunderbirds squadron is composed of eight pilots, four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel.
Drive In Car Pass – $99.00
Info & Tix: 877-766-8158; airshowny.com


August 29, 2020
12:00 pm
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