Thunderbirds fly F16 aircraft in Yuma

Thunderbirds fly F16 aircraft in Yuma


YUMA, Ariz. - The MCAS Yuma Air Show isn't for another couple months but the Thunderbirds are in town for a preview to what we can expect in March.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be featured at this year's air show and today they decided to take the F16 for a test flight.

Thunderbird pilots flew the aircraft across the cloudy Yuma skies.

After landing safely, one of the pilots explains just a little of what we can expect this season.

"What they can expect to see is the six formations pilots do… about 40 maneuvers in total," said Captain Michael Fisher. "We have two aspects to our aerial demonstration before jets can make up the diamond showing the precision ability of the F16."

Fisher says the pilot team also has solo pilots performing multiple maneuvers.

This year's air show will take place on March 17th in Yuma, marking the 100th year of Marine Aviation.

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