US Air Force Thunderbirds soar over Hollywood in celebration of ‘Captain Marvel’ film

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The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” practiced their aerial formation Monday in preparation for the Hollywood premiere of “Captain Marvel.” 

The Thunderbirds consists of six F-16 Fighting Falcons and the is Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter aircraft.  

They flew over Hollywood Monday afternoon and will fly again over the premiere festivities in the evening.

According to the Thunderbirds website, the Air Force Squadron has close ties to the film’s production.  In preparation for the film, the lead actress Brie Larson and director Anna Boden visited the team during an Air Force immersion and F-16 flight at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. 

Marvel’s newest film set to open Friday, March 8th tells the story of Captain Carol Danvers, an Air Force fighter pilot who goes on to become the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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