GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4404 posts, RR: 18 Posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5765 times:
When was the last time, if any, the T-Birds performed in Asia? They're performing in Japan and Korea in mid-October, according to the Air Force. Since this will be my 3rd Airshow here, and besides watching the boring Base Commander flying his F-16 doing nothing but fly-by's and high-speed pass, it'll be nice to see something different, in some case, the Thunderbirds.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5871 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5450 times:
From the RAAF Website regarding the Defence Airshow in Townsville on Sep 27 2009
Quote: The big draw card for the display will be the United States Air Force demonstration Team, ‘The Thunderbirds’, in six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft........The Thunderbirds will be coming from Hawaii to Townsville via Cairns and the coast and will fly out to Guam on Monday 28th September for a Show in Guam then onto Malaysia
For those interested this will also be the last public flying display for the RAAF DHC-4 Caribou and F-111 aircraft
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 3): When's the last time the Blue Angels did an overseas tour?
- About ten years ago, the 'Birds did an Asian tour and the 'Angels did a European tour. It may have longer than that. One of the cable networks did a couple hour long documentaries on them. The Blues' documentary was hosted by actor/pilot Dennis Quaid and Candice Bergen hosted the one with the Thunderbirds. I want to say it was A&E or Discovery that had them. I have them on VHS and will look for dates when I get off work.
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Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4204 times:
The Thunderbirds visit the Far East approximately every 5 years or so. They were there in 1995 and again in 2000 (I may be off by 1 year on each of those dates). The T-birds took a breather this decade most likely due to concerns about Muslim extremism after the 9/11 attack and the U.S. response to that attack. This is a great thing to see them back in the Far East visiting a nice range of countries.