This is the fascinating moment several Air Force crews execute their aerial manoeuvres during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show.
The parade of planes according to the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show took place in the clouds, over Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana from 7th to 9th May.
According to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service(DVIDS), the squadron’s mission was to plan and present precision aerial manoeuvres to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft.
At this event performed their aerial manoeuvre the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds, the Air Force F-22A Raptor and the U.S Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
Thunderbirds, official name U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft squadron that performs aerobatics at air shows and other events throughout the United States and around the world. The squadron includes six pilots, who fly with the team for two years (half the pilots are replaced each year), and some 135 support personnel.
The team’s performance is divided into two main formation-flying demonstrations: all six aeroplanes flying in a tight delta (triangle) formation, alternating with manoeuvres in which four of the aeroplanes fly in a diamond formation while the remaining two aeroplanes perform various solo stunts. When the aircraft is flying in close formation, the separation between them can be as little as 0.5 metres (1.5 feet).
The F-22A Raptor is a supersonic, dual-engine fighter jet and advanced tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber operated by the United States Air Force. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 32,000 kilograms of weapons and has a typical combat range of more than 14,080 kilometres without aerial refuelling.