Now, enough time has passed since the show for most of you, especially those not in the position to attend, to have enjoyed quite a flood of photos from the event. The USAF is, however, only now coming around to releasing some of the most spectacular pics of the Thunderbirds in action, and that brings us to the shot we have here.
While most images of the planes in action are captured from the ground, by more or less professional photographers, this one, snapped by a staff sergeant flying higher up in an undisclosed airplane, shows the five Thunderbirds from above, as they fly a simple formation over the golden Ocean City beach below, the edge of the ocean, umbrellas and, of course, the heads of people.
Ocean City was one of the about 70 performances the Thunderbirds are expected to perform by the end of the year. This month alone there are three outings planned, at McMinnville Airport in Hillsboro, Oregon, on August 20, the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey on August 24, and at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania, on August 27.
Plenty of opportunities, then, to fill our Photo of the Day section for all to enjoy in the months ahead.