Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thunderbirds perform in Romania

The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Jun 28, 2007 13:10:17 EDT

CONSTANTA, Romania — The Air Force fighter jet precision flying team performed Thursday at a Romanian airport near the Black Sea, with over 4,000 spectators applauding the stunts.

The show was part of festivities celebrating the U.S. Air Force’s 60th birthday, with the Thunderbirds team flying in group formation and performing aerial acts.

The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are taking part in air shows in nine European countries this year.

In Romania, the show took place at the Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport near the Black Sea port of Constanta and located next to an air base which will be taken over later this year by the U.S.

The Thunderbirds were joined by planes belonging to the Romanian air force, which also performed aerial feats.

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