Female fighter pilots take to the skies when the Thunderbirds reach Huntington Beach’s Pacific Airshow on Oct. 1


LOS ANGELES (KABC) — When the Thunderbirds are in action, watch the US Air Force bring its a-game, with the team performing heartbreaking maneuvers that will leave you breathless.

It is an experience that is impressive even for those in the pilot’s seat.

“There’s nothing like seeing six fighter jets flying just a few feet apart, you know? Go over your head at a few hundred feet, especially with the afterburner on. It’s just deafening, it’s unbelievable,” he said. former Thunderbirds pilot, Michelle “Mace” Curran.

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Only five women have been able to fly the Thunderbirds, and at the upcoming Pacific Airshow, Major Lauren “Threat” Schlichting will be the only female pilot to make her way through the air.

You can watch the Pacific Airshow, hosted by John Gregory and Leslie Lopez of ABC7, on Saturday, October 1, where it will be streamed live – on Hulu only.

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