Photos: USAF Thunderbirds ready for air-show duty
Thunderbird in formation
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In a typical demonstration, which lasts a little over an hour, the team does approximately 30 maneuvers in both formation flying and solo routines.
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The Thunderbirds squadron consists of eight pilots (six of them being demonstration pilots), four support officers, three civilians, and more than 130 enlisted personnel, according to the Air Force's Thunderbird fact sheet.
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Besides the 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds, the F-16 can carry up to six air-to-air missiles.