Air Force Thunderbirds return to the skies

Air Force Thunderbirds return to the skies

POSTED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:40am

UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:42am

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are flying again.

Forced federal budget cuts grounded the aerial acrobatic jets in April.

Air Force officials were able to shift funds from less vital operations to get them back in the air.

Many other combat aircraft also started flying again Monday.

The Thunderbirds have been a big draw at air shows across the county, including the Amigo Airsho in El Paso, which was canceled earlier this year due to federal spending cuts.

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