Thunderbirds cap two-day air show at Dobbins

MARIETTA, Ga. – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds capped off an event-filled day of air acrobatics at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

The two-day “Wings Over Marietta Air Show” marked the first such show at Dobbins since 2001. It concluded this afternoon with a performance by the renowned Thunderbirds, a group of F-16 Fighting Falcons that perform breathtaking maneuvers at top speeds.

In addition to the Thunderbirds’ performance, the air show featured the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team, the Air Force Reserve Jet Car, an F-15E Strike Eagle demonstration and a number of civilian aerobatic acts. The F-22 Raptor demonstration team also performed during the air show.

“Military air power will be the focus of the 2008 air show,” Maj. Terence Green, the air’s show director, said in an Air Force news article. “Where can you come see a large variety of premiere U.S. military and civilian aircraft including the astonishing F-22 Raptor, built right here in Marietta, that will demonstrate it’s fascinating next generation fighter capabilities?”

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