Sunday, March 13, 2016

USAF Thunderbirds flying over Tucson

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had it's annual air show and open house this weekend -- "Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona".

I didn't go to the event. But, I was in the backyard today doing my usual dog poop picking up and chopping down weeds session and I heard jet noise. That's not uncommon in Tucson but I realized it was the United States Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team doing what they do best for the air show.

Even though I was ten miles away from the base, I decided to go inside and get a camera in an attempt to catch a photo. I was able to get a couple of photos capturing the Thunderbirds in action. I only had a few chances to get a glimpse of the planes when they were within my view looking south over the house so scoring any usable photos was challenging but I nailed it.

They had a beautiful cloudless day to fly today. Even though I was so far away it was still exciting to see what little I could of the amazing skills they put on display.

This gives you an idea of the distance from the Thunderbirds jets my house is.
This is looking south from my backyard.

United States Air Force Thunderbirds.
The best shot that I was able to get from my backyard ten miles away.
They fly so close to each other that if one of the pilots
farts the other three would be able to smell it.