Dayton Airshow 2009 - CML
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The USAF Thunderbirds were created in 1953 as the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit at Luke Air Force Base.  Originally piloting F-84G Thunderjets, the Thunderbirds now fly the F-16C and D.  Just this year (2009) they transitioned to Block 52 variants giving the team more advanced avionics and 3600 lbs of additional thrust.

The USAF Thunderbirds were created in 1953 as the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit at Luke Air Force Base. Originally piloting F-84G Thunderjets, the Thunderbirds now fly the F-16C and D. Just this year (2009) they transitioned to Block 52 variants giving the team more advanced avionics and 3600 lbs of additional thrust.

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