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Thunderbirds pilot visits ABQ earlier than Tremendous Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Air Pressure’s Thunderbirds flight demonstration workforce is making ready for a flyover for the Tremendous Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday. One of many flight workforce’s pilots and airplane made a cease in Albuquerque this morning.

They had been for a web site survey, and to advertise a cease at Kirtland Air Pressure Base for the Thunderbirds’ 65th yr.

Main Jason Markzon of US Air Pressure Thunderbirds says when you’ve by no means seen or heard it – you should.

“They’re going to reveal a number of the gracefulness of the F-16. The precision that it takes to fly that shut in formation,” Markzon mentioned.

Markzon mentioned the Thunderbirds mission is to encourage the subsequent technology and to assist with Air Pressure recruitment and retention.

“When the sound type of hits you as he flies by- it is stunning since you do not see it coming,” he mentioned.

Thunderbirds fly at a prime velocity of round 1,500 miles per hour, or at round Mach 2.0.

Markzon tells us that being an air power fighter pilot is a dream job with probably one of the best view of the world.

“When you’ve got the chance to only type of sit there and lookout at one of the best workplace view on the planet it is calming and it provides you nice delight,” he mentioned.

The Thunderbirds present is Could 18 on the 2019 Kirtland Air and Area Fiesta. Admission is free.