Thunderbirds highlight Centennial Celebration Scott Airshow

BY TERRY CHAPMAN & SAM SCINTA
WEEKLY REPORTERS

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Sam Scinta)

SCOTT AFB – As Scott Air Force Base celebrates its 100th anniversary, some familiar sights returned to the skies of the Metro East.

The Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s premiere Aerial Demonstration, made their first appearance at the Air Show at Scott since 2012 this past weekend, arriving from Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday morning.

“We were very excited to welcome back the Thunderbirds to Scott Air Force Base as part of our year-long Centennial Celebration,” Base Commander Colonel Laura Lenderman told the Weekly. “It’s tremendous to have the top performers the Air Force has to offer at our base.”

The Thunderbirds are a squadron of F-16 fighter jets, which perform at over 30 locations and over 70 shows in a regular year.

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