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by Lawndart
Wed May 20, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Comms: Frequency Use
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Comms: Frequency Use

Welcome to the forums Justin! To answer the first part of your question: The Diamond uses VHF frequencies, and the Solos use UHF frequencies. This way they don’t block each other when transmitting and each pilot can set volumes separately for VHF/UHF as well. Obviously Boss and the Solos need to hea...
by Lawndart
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [2020-04-15] "Mover" flies with The Virtual Thunderbirds
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

[2020-04-15] "Mover" flies with The Virtual Thunderbirds

We recently had the opportunity to host C.W. Lemoine , a.k.a. “Mover” in a casual flight with some of our pilots in the DCS: F-16C Viper by DCS World by Eagle Dynamics . Be sure to visit Mover’s YouTube channel for lots of great content, and give him a like on Facebook. The Virtual Thunderbirds are ...
by Lawndart
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: AOPALive - Pilot Lounge - Trying out for Thunderbird lead
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

AOPALive - Pilot Lounge - Trying out for Thunderbird lead

Interview with Richard "Spad" McSpadden (Commander/Leader 2002-2003), where he talks about becoming a fighter pilot and trying out to be U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds commander and lead pilot.

by Lawndart
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Thunderbird 11 Replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

It wasn’t my intention to imply anything beyond the normal rotation of Thunderbird Officers taking place. I’m unaware of anything else if something happened...
by Lawndart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Thunderbird 11 Replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

I believe the simple answer is that Capt. Kassandra Mangosing’s two year tour on the team (2018-2019) came to an end, and she was replaced by Capt. Mike Bell, the new Maintenance Officer now serving his two year tour (2020-2021).
by Lawndart
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Tribute Display in 48th Scale for Fallen Team Members
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Hello from a newbie

Hello Erick and welcome to the forums.

For starters, check the following link: WikipediA: United States Air Force Thunderbirds
by Lawndart
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [2019-10-20] Virtual Thunderbirds - Live at VAN 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1736

[2019-10-20] Virtual Thunderbirds - Live at VAN 2019

382317217 Virtual Aviation Nation (VAN) air show was a two day event held on October 19 and 20, 2019. This event was special as day one was a fly-in where all performers joined the same server and arrived at the show site together. Over sixty pilots from all over the world participated. The Virtual...
by Lawndart
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [2019-12-22] Video Release: Behind the Scenes at VFAT 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

[2019-12-22] Video Release: Behind the Scenes at VFAT 2019

381028115 This is a behind the scenes peek at how the Virtual Thunderbirds go from B-Roll footage to their live show in a seamless manner. We'll show you all of the planned timings between each portion of the pre show and what was happening in our world vs. what the audience on Twitch was being sho...
by Lawndart
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [2019-12-07] Virtual Thunderbirds - Live at VFAT 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1387

[2019-12-07] Virtual Thunderbirds - Live at VFAT 2019

379807844 The Virtual Thunderbirds were invited to perform live at the 15th anniversary of the Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams (VFAT). The event, a virtual airshow was held by VA (Virtual Airshows). We were honored to participate. This performance is dedicated to Tab "Redeye" Harris who, after ...