Aviation Precision Demo Teams
Heard of the Blue Angels?
How about the USAF Thunderbirds? The have been around for many, many years.
The "Blues" were flying F6F Hellcats
at their first show in 1946. The Blue Angels have been flying the F-18 since
1986. The Thunderbirds began their tour in 1953. Hand selected, were two well-known
WWII P-51 pilots, Buck and Bill Pattillo, both of which were in attendance at
the 2007 Gathering of Mustangs and Legends. The Thunderbirds started out in
the F-84 Thunderjet.
To my knowledge,
there was only 1 aircraft that they both used,
and that was the powerful F-4 Phantom. I remember seeing them fly the F-4s when
I was young ... so cool.