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Thunderbird Air-to-Air

A pilot for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, flys away from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker operated by an aircrew from the 931st Air Refueling Wing, Nov. 2, 2017. The aircrew performed multiple refuelings in to help the team make a non-stop, long-distance flight to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The KC-135 provided cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. The squadron was on their way to perform at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The squadron performs 75 demonstrations each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

A pilot for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, flys away from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker operated by an aircrew from the 931st Air Refueling Wing, Nov. 2, 2017. The aircrew performed multiple refuelings in to help the team make a non-stop, long-distance flight to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The KC-135 provided cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. The squadron was on their way to perform at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The squadron performs 75 demonstrations each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

A pilot for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, flys away from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker operated by an aircrew from the 931st Air Refueling Wing, Nov. 2, 2017. The aircrew performed multiple refuelings in to help the team make a non-stop, long-distance flight to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The KC-135 provided cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. The squadron was on their way to perform at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The squadron performs 75 demonstrations each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)