Picture this: World War II has ended, the jet age is still in its infancy, and U.S. military aviation is maturing rapidly. To showcase their rapidly evolving aircraft fleets, the Air Force and Navy activate official aerial demonstration teams, the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. Today both groups are into their second 50 years and continue to serve as "flying ambassadors" around the world. In the following stories, Editor-in-Chief Anthony L. Velocci, Jr. and Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief William ...


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