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Does anyone know what their intentions are in the coming years? I assume the Thunderbirds will fly the Viper, until they can replace it with the F-35. I doubt they will go with the Raptor, as the AF now has to deal with the Raptor being delivered in lesser numbers. Then, we have the Blue Angels. Similar quandry they are now in. In keeping with the Hornet tradition, they could, in theory upgrade to the Super Bug, but the Es and Fs are substantially bigger than the A through D models. Doubtful there, at best. However, they could go with the F-35 as well. Would be interesting to see both teams perform with the same (albeit, at least SIMILAR) aircraft. Would be just like the old Phantom days.