2009 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Wow Malaysian Audiences, Malaysia

5 October 2009, Monday

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Wow Malaysian Audiences

On Saturday, October 3rd the Thunderbirds performed for an estimated crowd of 100,000, who withstood drizzling rain and high temperatures to get a close-up view of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at Subang Airbase.

The Thunderbirds performed dozens of high-performance maneuvers during their spectacular 40-minute show, including several variations on their classic diamond formation, intentional near-misses at 500 mph, and special formations. The audience arrived very early in the morning for the show, which began at approximately 11:45am.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor, U.S. Ambassador James Keith, Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin and RMAF chief General Datuk Rodzali Daud were among the VIPs present at the show. After their performance, the Thunderbirds presented the Sultan of Selangor with an signed lithograph expressing their appreciation to Malaysia and its people for the warmth and hospitality they were shown in KL this week.

http://malaysia.usembassy.gov/program_thunderbirds-100309.html

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1 Response to “2009 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Wow Malaysian Audiences, Malaysia”


  1. 1 kemzo7 07/10/2009 at 03:50

    Brilliant show.I stay in Shah alam near Subang and the whole Subang areas stood still to watch the skies filled with deafening roaring USAF T-Birds and also Sukhois performing a breathtaking acts.I can only say-thank you RMAF-USAF for these adverts.Im now a fan of Sukhois and T-Birds.


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