Airmail Greetings proudly celebrates the Air Force Thunderbirds 60th anniversary. This official commemorative artwork developed by Joe Jones pays tribute to the history and legacy of America's finest demonstration jet team ever assembled.
While this illustration showcases the aircraft flown by the team over the past six decades being the;
F-84G Thunderjet: 1953-1955
F-84-F Thunderstreak: 1955-1956
F-100C SuperSabre: 1956-1963 (later F-100D: 1964-1969)
F-105B Thunderchief: 1963-1964
F-4E Phantom: 1969-1973
T-38A Talon: 1974-1982
F-16A Falcon: 1983-present (since 1992 F-16C)
this piece is dedicated to the current pilots, crewmen and past alumni who worked day and night to keep these aircraft in tip top flight status. Airmail Greetings salute each of the over 2,200 men and women of this elite team as they are profound credit to the legacy of six decades of the proud few that stood tall as members of the finest team to ever take to the heavens, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds!