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 (arguably) America's finest demonstration jet team ever assembled.
This illustration proudly 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)
With each aircraft featured, 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 Thunderbirds past and present as they have channeled their efforts into making the Thunderbirds what they are today. Six decades later, "Once a Thunderbird - Always a Thunderbird."
Along with Airmail Greetings, we gratefully thanks the proud sponsors of this commemorative work for stepping up to help make this important dedication possible:
Cinema Air Support of Texas, also known as CAST
Ron Carter Auto
~WE SALUTE YOU!