April 2, 1983

First Demonstration Flight

New F-16's for the Thunderbirds

One of ten covers prepared by the Southern Nevada Stamp Club to salute the first public demonstration flight of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in their new F-16 aircraft.

All the pilots flying that day signed the back of the cover. Note the inverted "5" - this is the pilot who flew the inverted pass over the runway.

Additional covers were serviced - but not signed - for fund raising by the club. Complimentary covers were given to the pilots and crew.

The souvenir program card supplied by the Air Force.
Copyright by The Dept. of the Air Force, U.S. Gov't.

 

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