These breathtaking photos show the astounding skill of the pilots in the US Air Force.
The photo 's, collected by Airman Magazine, the official publication of the Air Force, which describe the images as "aerial art & # 39;
The gallery offers recent highlights, including the US Air Force demonstration squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds, which trains over Nevada and passes a pass at the Freedom Tower in New York last September.
Another beautiful recording shows 500 drones performing a choreographed light show against the evening sky during a celebration of the independence day at the Travis air base in California.
Airman Magazine describes the photo & # 39; s as aerial art & # 39; and explains: & # 39; Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in aerospace capabilities and played an integral role as a global air force. & # 39;
The US Air Force demonstration squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds, performs the Diamond Roll maneuver during the Nevada Test and Training Range during a training flight in February last year. During the training season, each pilot will master his position and maneuvers while developing trust within the formation
A look at the Intel Shooting Star Drone light show at Travis Air Force Base, California, where Travis families saw the choreographed abilities of more than 500 drones during a celebration on Independence Day in July. The drones performed a show with different designs that were intended to bring the history of the American Air Force and that of Travis to the attention
An HH-60 Pave Hawk returns from a practice mission in July 2016 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, as part of the Red Flag 16-3. The exercise is one of four & # 39; Red Flag & # 39; air combat training exercises on Nellis Air Force Base, with this iteration aimed at air, space and cyberspace operations
An American Air Force F-15D Eagle flies above the Mariana Islands in support of exercise Valiant Shield, conducted in September. The exercise assists practical skills in supporting joint forces by detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.
The Thunderbirds fly past the Freedom Tower in New York, in September. The Thunderbirds returned home to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from New York, where they performed two air shows for the city's viaduct during the weekend.
An American Air Force B-52 Stratofortress is heading a formation aircraft, including two Polish Air Force F-16s, four US Air Force F-16 combat raids, two German Eurofighter Typhoons and four Swedish Saab JAS Gripens over the Baltic Sea, in June, 2016 The formation was conquered from a KC-135 Stratotanker of the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana as part of exercise Baltic Operations 2016
An Air Air Air A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with close air supports its air-ground functionality during the 2011 Nation Opening House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in 2011
An American Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and a Commemorative Air Force P-51 Mustang fly in formation September 6, 2018, while flying over areas of Alabama. This unequal formation flight, in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen past, present and future, included the 301st Fighter Squadron F-22, 100th Fighter Squadron F-16 and Red Tail P-51. The 100th Fighter Squadron was one of the Tuskegee Airmen squadrons during the Second World War, a famous American-American squadron of the 332d Fighter Group, activated on February 19, 1942 at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama. He was replaced in 2007 as a replacement for the 160th hunting squadron of the Alabama Air National Guard, allowing the state to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
A parachutist from the 920th Rescue Wing jumps out of a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the second annual Salute to American Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida in May last year
Two US Air Force F-15C Eagles, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber and two Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s are flying in a formation during Exercise African Lion April 20, 2018. Several units of the US Armed Forces will conduct multilateral and stability operations carry out training with units of the Royal Moroccan armed forces in the Kingdom of Morocco. This combined multilateral exercise is intended to improve the interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation's tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating the strong bond between the nation's armies.
The US Air Force Thunderbirds practice their performance over Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico in May last year. The Thunderbirds practiced twice during the Memorial Day weekend for the Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest 2018
F-15E Strike Eagles with the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC, are behind a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, June 15, 2018. The Stratotanker had just finished refueling the Strike Eagles
Captain Jonathan Bonilla and 1st Lieutenant Vicente Vasquez, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Huey pilots, fly over Tokyo after completing night training in April 2016. The 459th AS often trains on a large number of scenarios in preparation for possible real- world unforeseen events and operations
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 vessels while Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Navy F / A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018 biennial, only in the US, field training exercise focuses on the integration of joint training in the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps
AKC-135 Stratotanker connects to a B-52H Stratofortress of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during an air force mission to the coast of Alaska as part of exercise Amalgam Dart 15-2, which took place in 2015. The annual North American spaceflight Defense command training offers US and Canadian forces field training aimed at improving the operational capabilities of NORAD in a bi-national environment. The exercise included two forward operational locations in the Canadian Northwest Territories, two US air bases in Alaska and a mobile radar location in Resolute, Nunavut, as well as air above much of NORAD's responsibility.
Captain Andrew & Dojo & # 39; Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, passes a high speed at the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto last September
These photo's, with an F-15E Strike Eagle on the left, and a C-17 Globemaster III, are part of an astounding collection collected by Airman Magazine, the official publication of the Air Force, which describes the images as & # 39; aerial art & # 39; & # 39;
The US Air Force Thunderbirds is conducting an air demonstration at the Cannon Air Show in May 2016 at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The air show emphasizes the unique capabilities and qualities of the Cannon air commands and also celebrates the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the local community
An American Air Force F-35A Lightning II, P-51D Mustang and VS Spitfire perform a USAF heritage flight at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in 2018 at RAF Fairford, UK in July last year. The RIAT is the world's largest military air show and celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF last year and underlined the United States' alliance with the UK
US Air Force Major Paul & # 39; Loco & # 39; Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, occurs during AirPower Over Hampton Roads JBLE Air and Space Expo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, located next to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia in May last year. The Raptor carries out both air-to-air and air-ground missions, allowing full operational concepts to be realized that are vital for the 21st century Air Force
A KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle with the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson's Air Force Base, North Carolina in August last year. Refueling in the air was an exercise to keep pilots and crew ready and mission ready
An E-3 Sentry departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a tank mission over Syria in April 2018. The 340th EARS supports various operations in countries such as Iraq and Syria
The Thunderbirds, the US air force air demonstration squadron, floats over a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR UAW-Dodge 400 sprint Cup Series race in 2008
Maj. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Pilot, performs precise air maneuvers in an F-16 Fighting Falcon & Vault & # 39; during the Cleveland National Air Show in Cleveland, Ohio, in September