Warbirds to Fill Thunderbirds Slot at USAF Academy Ceremony

May 09, 2013 No Comments by

The sequester won’t stop a beloved tradition after all. For a time, it was looking like this year’s U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduating cadets would not get to have a flyover at their commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., due to the sequester grounding the Thunderbirds demonstration team.

But now two museums, one local and one out of Texas, have stepped in and offered their own aircraft for the May 29 ceremony.

So instead of Thunderbirds, this year’s graduating class will enjoy a flyover display by nine World War II warbirds.

For the complete story and list by KKTV-TV, click here.

Photo by Texas Flying Legends Museum

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