Saturday, October 3, 2009

thunderbirds are go !

woke up at 8 this morning , prepared my gear and headed to Subang Airport for an air show by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, here is their site if you would like to find out more ! Thunderbirds .

The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), based at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. The squadron tours the United States and much of the world, performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially-marked USAF jet aircraft.

Officers serve a two-year assignment with the squadron, while enlisted personnel serve three to four. Replacements must be trained for about half of the team each year, providing a constant mix of experience. The squadron performs no more than 88 air demonstrations each year and has never canceled a demonstration due to maintenance difficulty.

In addition to their air demonstration responsibilities, the Thunderbirds are part of the USAF combat force and if required, can be rapidly integrated into an operational fighter unit. Since 15 February 1974 the Thunderbirds have been a component of the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB.

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Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon (Block 52) (2009 – Present)
In the 2009 show season the Thunderbirds transitioned to an updated version of the F-16 fighter. The Block 52s have an upgraded Avionics package that brings the Thunderbird fleet into alignment with the rest of the worldwide F-16 fleet. Additionally, the more powerful Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine adds an additional 3,600 lbs of thrust. This in turn increases the maximum allowable gross weight for ground handling, taxi, takeoff and in-flight maneuvers by nearly 5000 lbs.

My first ever Air Show ! these pilots have balls to fly at Subsonic speed.. close to Mach1 speed.. And it was a lot more painful than F1 cars roaring down the stretch.. enough of words here are the pictures..

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 For more pictures of Thunderbirds. Please search my page for it , it’ll be up soon so hang in there.

Went to Ikea with my mom and dad to change some stuff,then went home drop my mom off and went to Mid Valley with my dad, walked around the Panasonic Roadshow in MVEC. Had dinner at the food court , ate mixed rice.. walked around then went to Bangsar Village.. then went home.




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