Joined: Mar 05, 2009 - 06:01 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Went to an Airshow last Sunday and the Thunderbirds were the Demo team finale and about 4 manuevers into the show, #4 had to land IFE. They suspended the show while one of the opposing solos lead him in and he landed without incident and was met by all the Fire Support and shut down on the EOR. The five other planes just kind of flew around in the distance for about 15 minutes until they cleared #4 off the runway and then they attempted to resume the show sans one aircraft but it was kind of lame for the rest of the show. Kind of hard doing all the "Diamond Formation" stuff with only three planes. I'm just curious what the problem was. It seems everything I try to find online about it wants me to subscribe to them before they tell the story.
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