United States Air Force Thunderbird jet will pay a brief visit to
AirVenture Oshkosh late Sunday afternoon, July 26, where it will be on
display for most of Opening Day July 27, then depart mid-afternoon.
Thunderbird #8, a two-seat Lockheed-Martin F-16C, will arrive at
approximately 5:45 p.m. Sunday following the elite squadron's weekend
performance at the Milwaukee Air Show.
Bringing the plane to Oshkosh will be pilot
Maj. Anthony Mulhare, USAF, and crew chief Tech Sgt. Matt Inman.
AirVenture attendees will have an opportunity to see the aircraft on
static display until its scheduled departure, at 2:30 p.m., just before
showcase flights begin, according to Joe Schumacher, AirVenture director
of flight operations.
The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air
Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada.