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2009 AirPower Over Hampton Roads – USAF Thunderbirds

USAF Thunderbirds Ground Show, Aerial Performance, Return 2009 AirPower Over Hampton Roads Langley AFB, Virginia Sunday April 26, 2009 IN THIS VIDEO, I have combined the Thunderbirds’ ground show, aerial performance, and their return to Langley AFB all in one video. You will see the Thunderbirds performing a high show over Langley AFB in their new Block 52 F-16s, as nicely as a completely revamped flying display, as quickly as the team gets off the ground, they actually put the F-16s into their own location. The Pratt & Whitney F100-229 also produces a various pitch in engine sound, which you can clearly pick out in the video. To me, it is reminiscent of the GE F110s that the Block 30, 40, 50, and 60 F-16s have. I had to edit out a lot of the return video simply because I had to recover some of my belongings that had been about to take a twelve-foot plunge from the bleachers (it was only my bag of water). Like what you’ve seen? If you are interested in buying DVDs of distinct aircraft and/or of airshows, interested in anything and everything related to airshows (where the jet teams will show up, all airshow performers, airshow reports from airshows I have attended, previews of airshows I will be attending, and so on.), a considerably more less complicated to navigate “version” of all of my videos, and/or every thing there is related to aviation – including spotting guides to my preferred airports and military bases and aircraft factfiles, please take the time to check out Steve’s Airshow Globe at www
Video Rating: 4 / five

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25 Responses to “2009 AirPower Over Hampton Roads – USAF Thunderbirds”

  1. a101deltwas says:

    5 fucken idiots!!! Get a clue!!!

  2. gigglewiggles00 says:

    Great video, but doesn’t quite match up to actually being there. :-/

  3. adhdboy699 says:

    @Shitraver Misread your comment sorry =)

  4. Shitraver says:

    @adhdboy699 i meant in the begining

  5. adhdboy699 says:

    @Shitraver f-16

  6. Shitraver says:

    you guys are walking the wrong way theres f22s

  7. KickinNick09 says:

    I got to meet the thunderbirds at the gathering of eagles with my grandfather a few years back. Very stand up guys.

  8. 1bearcatf8f says:

    I think it would be awsome if the Blue Angels and the Tunderbird’s each had 1 of every plane they used to fly in flyable condition and go up and perform

  9. 1bearcatf8f says:

    @Plawranc the Starfighter’s are cooler because there using fighter jets from the mid 50s

  10. xMANBEARPlGx says:


  11. BrAnDoNdUtToLiO1991 says:

    33:50= beast pass

  12. BrAnDoNdUtToLiO1991 says:

    @Danx567 kickstart my heart by motley crue

  13. Danx567 says:

    whats the song at 20:41

  14. will1988a says:

    Saw this team at RAF Waddington in the UK yesterday. I must say, they put on a better show than the red arrows, and very loud! Amazing display, thanks for coming!

  15. bazman85 says:

    Just watched these guy’s in England today, Holy shit they are so loud! I think one of these guys with his afterburner lit was louder than all 9 red arrows together. Thanks :) Great show!

  16. RainbowManification says:

    @sergeyeremenko any show with airplanes is a good show IMO

  17. sergeyeremenko says:

    boring show… just flying without any master tricks

  18. MrThatsYe says:

    USAF Thunderbirds are actually a lot more risky, Thunderbirds fly at 100mph more than Blue Angels and do fricken delta rolls, blue angels use the art of perception and depth to make it look closer. Thunderbirds are full skill. Lately thunderbirds have went downhill though. Both are Great teams

  19. MrThatsYe says:

    USAF Thunderbirds are actually a lot more risky, Thunderbirds fly at 100mph than Blue Angels and do fricken delta rolls, blue angels use the art of perception and depth to make it look closer. Thunderbirds are full skill, not this year though. Lately thunderbirds have went downhill. Both are Great teams

  20. MrThatsYe says:

    @TwinSmoke thats completely false, learn your facts. 1 blue angel has died because he passed out and crashed (skilled naval aviator? no.) thunderbirds had a miscalculation and a crash but pilot was trained better so he lived. USAF Thunderbirds>Blue Angels

  21. SirRetku says:

    Thunderbirds in Finland on 18th June 2011. Nice show. Thank you!

  22. funnyasian85 says:

    song at 38:36 – 39:07

  23. saippuakauppias100 says:

    @xXSeNiLeXx Because it flies mostly upside down..

  24. TwinSmoke says:

    @MarkDoesXbox You are right and you are wrong. Sorry about the extra 0 when I stated how many died. But the thrust to weight ratio is not even close. An F-16 can go vertical from ground level to 35,000 feet. An F/A-18 E cannot. The F/A-18 will stall. The F-16 is not fly by wire while the F-18 is. And have you ever seen the Blue’s pass and review? It happens at the beginning of the show where the aircraft are about 8 inches apart. I’ve never seen the TB get that close.

  25. TeddyAn95 says:

    what’s the song name on 28:20 ?

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