2009 USAF Thunderbirds To Showcase Their Flying Skills In Malaysia, KL.

September 17, 2009 16:27 PM

USAF Thunderbirds To Showcase Their Flying Skills In KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — The Thunderbirds, a revered air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will perform their aerobatic formation and solo flying stunts in specially-marked jets during an air show here on Oct 3.

The air show which would feature the Thunderbirds F-16 and C-17 aircrafts has been scheduled to take place at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Subang Air Base.

“The US Embassy is proud to announce the visit of the USAF Thunderbirds to Kuala Lumpur in partnership with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF),” said the US Embassy in a statement here Thursday.

The statement added that the RMAF’s Sukhoi aerobatic team will also perform at the one-day show and that is open for members of the public, for free.

The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, regularly tour the United States and much of the world, the statement said.

— BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=441102 

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1 Response to “2009 USAF Thunderbirds To Showcase Their Flying Skills In Malaysia, KL.”


  1. 1 Ash 03/10/2009 at 04:21

    I live next to TUDM Subang, and had no idea there was a USAF tour there. Was wondering why there was an increased activity of jet flybys, haha.

    Our Sukhoi’s as usual performed awesome maneuvers. I doubt the older F16 airframes could handle the same, though their formation flying was neat.


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