Air Expo lands in Charleston Air Force Base in April

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Air Expo 2011 lands at the Charleston Air Force Base on April 9.

The U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds are expected to perform an aerial ballet of high-speed maneuvers and turns over the skies of Charleston for the expo.

Air Force officials say the Thunderbirds have flown above millions of people displaying their precise aerial demonstrations throughout the 50 states and around the world since their first demonstration in May 1953.

The Thunderbirds' aerial demonstration team is a mix of formation flying and solo routines in the F-16 Fighting Falcon jet. The pilots perform 40 maneuvers in the demonstration and the entire Thunderbird show runs about one hour.

Other acts scheduled to appear will be the U.S. Army Special Ops Black Daggers jump team, along with other Air Force and civilian aircraft.

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