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Thunderbirds visit Peterson

Capt. Nicholas Eberling, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s lead solo pilot, lands at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Nicholas Eberling, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s lead solo pilot, lands at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s left wing, and one of his dedicated crew chiefs exchange hand signals during preflight preparations on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds are gearing up to perform a flyover at the United States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s left wing, and one of his dedicated crew chiefs exchange hand signals during preflight preparations on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds are gearing up to perform a flyover at the United States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

Air Force Thunderbird maintainers, perform post flight inspections on Thunderbird aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The squadron performs approximately 75 demonstrations each year and has never canceled a demonstration due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Air Force Thunderbird maintainers, perform post flight inspections on Thunderbird aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The squadron performs approximately 75 demonstrations each year and has never canceled a demonstration due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, prepare for takeoff from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds, experts in precision aerial maneuvers, are in Colorado to perform a flyover during the United States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm))

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, prepare for takeoff from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds, experts in precision aerial maneuvers, are in Colorado to perform a flyover during the United States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm))

Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, dedicated crew chief for Thunderbird aircraft #8, explains to children the maintenance he performs for the Thunderbird aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are in Colorado in preparation for a flyover at the Unites States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, dedicated crew chief for Thunderbird aircraft #8, explains to children the maintenance he performs for the Thunderbird aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are in Colorado in preparation for a flyover at the Unites States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Crew Chiefs run to take their position as the final preparations are completed prior to take off for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds have performed their precision aerial maneuvers for more than 300 million people around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

Crew Chiefs run to take their position as the final preparations are completed prior to take off for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 31, 2016. The Thunderbirds have performed their precision aerial maneuvers for more than 300 million people around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

Maj. Alexander Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s right wing pilot, exits his aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Maj. Alexander Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s right wing pilot, exits his aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, dedicated crew chief for Thunderbird aircraft #8, debriefs Thunderbird maintainers at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots, four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, dedicated crew chief for Thunderbird aircraft #8, debriefs Thunderbird maintainers at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots, four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Molina, Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft structural maintainer, performs a post flight inspection at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are in Colorado in preparation for a flyover at the Unites States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Molina, Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft structural maintainer, performs a post flight inspection at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are in Colorado in preparation for a flyover at the Unites States Air Force Academy graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Capt. Nicholas Eberling, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s lead solo pilot, lands at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 30, 2016. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

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