Thunderbirds

ron sartell

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We went to see the thunderbirds at hillsbouro yesterday and they didn't fly from there. would thy have come from pdx because of security or some other reason ? I don't know if they came from pdx or some where else.
 

Herkdrv

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Not a Viper guy but my first guess would be runway length issues.
 

Fox-Tree

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We went to see the thunderbirds at hillsbouro yesterday and they didn't fly from there. would thy have come from pdx because of security or some other reason ? I don't know if they came from pdx or some where else.
typically USAF fighters require a min of 7K' and arresting cables. Can be waived but w/ a suitable field nearby it most likely won't be.
 

av8orboy

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They fly out of CLE for the BKL airshow because of the birds at lakefront. They lost two airframes (and pilots) over the years flying out of BKL.
 

Wasted

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I believe one of the Blues actually hit a bird last year at the BKL show on takeoff.
 
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