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Admiring the Air Force Thunderbirds

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Photo: Sam Morris

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds | Nellis Air Force Base | July 22, 2013

I’ve had a love of aviation, especially military aviation, since I was a kid. Part of the fascination has to do with the precision, discipline and attention to detail of such elite units as the Air Force Thunderbirds, which I saw in action while photographing the team at Nellis.

As soon as one of the F-16s moved from its spot in the hangar, a floor cleaner quickly removed any evidence that it had ever been there. After being grounded due to sequestration, the Thunderbirds were able to begin limited flights again last month. While everyone stressed that flying was only one part of the Thunderbirds—one of the coolest PR outfits in the world—it had to feel special resuming what they had spent years training to do.

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