Saturday, January 26, 2008

Media: Thunderbirds to perform at Travis air show in August

By Ian Thompson | Daily Republic

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE - The Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, will headline the 2008 Air Show at Travis Air Force Base in August.

Travis' annual open house will be held Aug. 30-31 with a host of aerial performances, demonstrations and displays of historic and modern military and civilian aircraft.

Also slated to perform at the show will be the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, according to an announcement Friday by the Travis Public Affairs Office.

The Thunderbirds' pilots and their F-16 Fighting Falcons perform precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of the high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate them.

Their last performance at Travis was in October 2005, which was the last time the base held an air show.

Those interested in getting more information on the Thunderbirds can go to

The Golden Knights have thrilled audiences for 44 years at air shows and competitions in support of Army recruiting efforts. For more details, go to

For more information on the 2008 Air Show, call the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 424-2011. Vendors interested in participating in the air show should call Angela Bell at 424-3474.

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