Pilots assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s demonstration squadron, perform the diamond roll maneuver over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 28, 2018, during a training flight. During the training season, pilots masters their positions and maneuvers while developing trust within the formation.

Ride with the Thunderbirds while performing the diamond roll

Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

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