Thunderbirds, rare US military aircraft slated for British air show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Monday, July 10, 2017. CHRISTOPHER BOITZ/U.S. AIR FORCE

Thunderbirds, rare US military aircraft slated for British air show

by: William Howard | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 14, 2017

RAF MILDENHALL, England — Residents of Great Britain were greeted with a rare sight in the sky Monday from flyovers of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds over popular sights like RAF Duxford, Stonehenge and Loch Ness.

The elite air acrobatics team toured several British landmarks and military bases in preparation for their first appearance in a decade at the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest military air show, which takes place July 14-16.

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