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The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, demonstrate the calypso pass during the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow. The calypso pass...
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The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, demonstrate the calypso pass during the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow. The calypso pass is a mirror formation where the F-16's will fly either back to back (shown here) or belly to belly, one aircraft is always inverted. The inverted F-16 is always Thunderbird 5, which has the number 5 painted upside down so it appears right side up while inverted. The pilots of Thunderbird 5 also have the number 5 embroidered upside down on their flight suits (all pilots have their aircraft number embroidered on their flight suits).
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 03, 2014
Amazing capture! Awarded.
RRcoleJR_Photography
RRcoleJR_Photography June 04, 2014
Thank you
nicolelook PRO
 
nicolelook June 04, 2014
Great shot.. funnily enough I have one almost exactly like it.. just no clouds :)
RRcoleJR_Photography
RRcoleJR_Photography June 04, 2014
Thank you Nicole. I see a lot of these shots but very few with the tail lined up like in ours.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle June 13, 2014
This is an awesome shot! Houston?
RRcoleJR_Photography
RRcoleJR_Photography June 13, 2014
Thanks Kathy. Yes this was at the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 02, 2014
amazing...Thunderbirds rock! ")
RRcoleJR_Photography
RRcoleJR_Photography July 21, 2014
Yes they do
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gnome February 18, 2015
Fantastic! I love that you were able to catch the shadow from the high bird on the lower one.

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