Thunderbirds Pilot Reflects Nearly a Year After Colorado Crash

Written on April 28, 2017

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — Air Force Maj. Alex Turner has done it hundreds of times. The F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot took off June 2, 2016, for an Air Force Thunderbirds flyover during the Air Force Academy graduation. He was well-informed on the flying routine and communicated consistently with his teammates — standard procedure…


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