The first public event of the year for the Air Force's Thunderbirds flight demonstration team will be a flyover for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
The Air Force announced in a news release that the F-16 Fighting Falcons from the demonstration team will feature a six-aircraft formation, soaring over the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Star Spangled Banner is sung. The jets will take off from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in nearby Marietta for the Superbowl LIII flyover.
"Supporting this event is a tremendous honor for the team and the U.S. Air Force," Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and leader, said in a statement. "We look forward to showcasing the pride, precision and professionalism of our nation's 660,000 total force airmen to football fans around the world."
The team last flew for the Superbowl in 2017.
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The Thunderbirds resumed their show schedule in May 2018.
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