Thunderbirds to sign autographs

Staff report

DAYTON — Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, can meet members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron as they sign autographs from 9 to 10 a.m., June 23.

Participants will include a pilot, crew chief and other members of the team. Museum doors will open to the public at 8:30 a.m.

The Thunderbirds perform a mix of formation flying and solo routines, highlighting the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the professional qualities of the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. The squadron performs approximately 75 demonstrations each year, and 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.

The squadron will be among the featured performers at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show, June 24-25.

Staff report