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Thousands Enjoy Barksdale’s Air Show with Thunderbirds [Photos]

Thousands of people turned out for the Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base Saturday and Sunday. The feature act was the Air Force’s elite Thunderbirds.

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Barksdale Air Show Thunderbirds photo by Elaine Etheridge

They flew in that famous diamond formation and then split off at speeds in excess of 600 miles per hour.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the Thunderbirds show is when they race towards each other and pull away at the last minute.
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Thunderbirds at Barksdale Air Show photo by Elaine Etheridge

The Thunderbirds represent the best the Air Force has to offer.
And many of their maneuvers are actually used in real combat in Afghanistan.
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Thunderbirds at Barksdale photo by Elaine Etheridge

Check out these pictures and videos from this weekend’s Barksdale Air Force Show.
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Vintage Aircraft at Barksdale photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Jill and Casey at Barksdale Air Show photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Shane and Mom at Barksdale Air Show photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Jill, Casey and Shane at Barksdale Air Show photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Casey, Shane and Jill at Barksdale Air Show photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Thunderbirds Ready to Roll photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Thunderbirds photo by Elaine Etheridge

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Thunderbirds photo by Elaine Etheridge

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