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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
USAF Thunderbirds Team History Comes Alive at Community Library Presentation
By Carmelo Turdo
The history of the world famous USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team came alive during Joe Gurney's presentation at the Tesson Ferry Branch of the St. Louis County Library today. The audience was treated to a a slide show and video presentation of the various aircraft flown by the team and the maneuvers flown in a typical performance. Memorabilia from decades of Thunderbirds history was on display, and captured the attention of those attending the presentation. Gurney plans to bring his program to a future meeting of the Missouri Aviation Historical Society.
"Why I Joined" the USAF by Thunderbirds Andrew Hartman from
Columbia, MO interview is shown on the Thunderbirds home page link