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Graduation hat toss gets retro makeover

COLORADO SPRINGS - The graduates of United States Air Force Academy Class of 2013 may have to hold their hat a little longer for this year's flyover. Since the Air Force Thunderbirds have been grounded indefinitely by sequestration budget cuts, the Texas Flying Legends and WestPac Restorations have stepped up...

2 years 10 months ago

Thunderbirds arrive

The Air Force Thunderbirds are in Colorado Springs practicing for one of their annual appearances - the graduation ceremony of cadets at the Air Force Academy. That happens Wednesday morning.

3 years 10 months ago

Watching the Thunderbirds

A ticket to the Air Force Academy graduation is one of the hardest tickets to snag in the Pikes Peak Region. Along with the graduation comes a 30-minute air show by the Air Force Thunderbirds. For those who didn't have a ticket, Interquest Parkway provided a great vantage point...

3 years 10 months ago

Thunderbirds doing practice runs today

You can expect to see the Air Force Thunderbirds roaring overhead today, as they practice for Wednesday's graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy. Some roads will be closed around Falcon Stadium during all practices and during graduation, at the direction of the Federal Aviation Administration. You may...

3 years 10 months ago

The Thunderbirds are here

The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday. The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base. Dr. David Benke,...

3 years 10 months ago

Heroic teacher gets ride of a lifetime

The middle school teacher who tackled a gunman on a Colorado school campus will take to the skies with the Thunderbirds on Sunday. The Thunderbirds will be in Colorado Springs to support the Air Force Academy graduation. During their visit, they will also take David Benke on a flight. Benke,...

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