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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Thunderbirds to flyover Vegas speedway NASCAR Weekend

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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Thunderbirds to flyover Vegas speedway NASCAR Weekend
Thunderbirds to flyover Vegas speedway NASCAR Weekend

The Thunderbirds will electrify the crowd at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday with a flyover for NASCAR Weekend.

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ROSS?WITH THREE RACES --AND THOUSANDSOF FANS IN THE STANDS TO WITNESSTHEM IN PERSON --THERE AREPLENTY OF BIG MOMENTS TO LOOKFORWARD TO THIS WEEKEND HERE ATLAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.BUT WE’RE ESPECIALLY EXCITEDABOUT ONE IN PARTICULAR...PRIOR TO SUNDAY’S PENNZOIL 400RACE --NASCAR FANS WILL BETREATED TO A NATIONAL ANTHEMSUNG BY JESSIE JAMES DECKER--WITH A FLYOVER FROM THETHUNDERBIRDS TO CAP IT OFF!AMERICA’S "AMBASSADORS IN BLUE"WILL ELECTRIFY THE CROWD WITHTHEIR SIGNATURE DELTA FORMATIONOVER THE SPEEDWAY.OF COURSE --THE THUNDERBIRDS ARESTATIONED AT NELLIS AIR FORCEBASE HERE IN LAS VEGAS --NOT FARFROM WHERE WE ARE AT THE LASVEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.WE CAUGHT UP WITH MAJOR MICHAELBREWER --ONE OF THE PILOTS WITHTHE THUNDERBIRDS.HE DESCRIBED WHAT THIS MOMENTMEANS TO THE AIR FORCE MEMBERSFLYING OVER THEIR HOMETOWN --ANDALSO, HOW THEY’RE ABLE TO TIMETHAT FLYOVER SO PERFECTLY."That’s the magic secret sauce.It’s a lot of coordination, sosure you see only six airplanesin the sky, but there’scoordination on the ground.

So,obviously our maintenance folks,but we also have a show center,who will actually be at thespeedway and they will becoordinating both with thespeedway as well as the Jets inthe air to give us real-time,time over target updates as weare inbound for the nationalanthem.""Normally, we are ademonstration team, but theseflyovers are definitely veryspecial to us, especially thisone because we get to be in ourhometown of Las Vegas and reallyget to showcase the partnershipwe have with Las Vegas as wellas NASCAR and the speedway.

Theyare right there in our backyard,so we’re really looking forwardto doing the flyover for them."YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST SPRING--THE THUNDERBIRDS TOOK PART IN"OPERATION AMERICA STRONG" --PERFORMING FLYOVERS ACROSS THECOUNTRY AS A THANKS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING THE COVIDCRISIS ON THE FRONTLINES --ATOUR THAT BEGAN WITH A FLYOVERHERE IN LAS VEGAS.WITH THAT PERSPECTIVE --THISFLYOVER HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BEPRETTY POWERFUL --AS OUR CITYCONTINUES TO MAKE PROGRESSSLOWING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS--AND RE-OPENING MORE AND MOREWITH SAFETY BEING TOP OF MIND.LIVE AT THE LAS VEGAS MOTO