Artist: Keith Ferris
The artist flew with the USAF Thunderbirds in December 1963 in their North American F-100s. This painting attempts to convey the thrill of that thundering take-off. The Thunderbirds move in unison by design, as seen here from 25 feet in the air above the runway center line and 45 feet in front of the lead aircraft.
On loan from: the United States Air Force Art Collection