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Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show 2021

Three B-52H Stratofortresses fly over Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show May 8, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty airshow was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)

Three B-52H Stratofortresses fly over Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show May 8, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty airshow was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform in the 2021 Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 7, 2021. Serving as the U.S. Air Force's "Ambassadors in Blue", the Thunderbirds showcase the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform in the 2021 Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 7, 2021. Serving as the U.S. Air Force's "Ambassadors in Blue", the Thunderbirds showcase the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Maj. Michael Brewer, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” pilot, waves to spectators during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Maj. Michael Brewer, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” pilot, waves to spectators during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Visitors to Barksdale Air Force Base watch as aircraft from Tora, Tora, Tora fly in formation during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty air show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)

Visitors to Barksdale Air Force Base watch as aircraft from Tora, Tora, Tora fly in formation during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty air show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)

Spectators watch the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Barksdale Air Show was a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Spectators watch the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Barksdale Air Show was a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Noel Colls, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron,“Thunderbirds," flight surgeon, talks to kids visiting the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Noel Colls, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron,“Thunderbirds," flight surgeon, talks to kids visiting the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor flies through clouds during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The F-22A, a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth aircraft, has the ability to fly at supersonic speed without afterburners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan E. Ramos)

U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor flies through clouds during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The F-22A, a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth aircraft, has the ability to fly at supersonic speed without afterburners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan E. Ramos)

“Swamp Fox,” a P-51 Mustang that was once assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard, lands after its performance at the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 8, 2021. The Mustang was the primary airframe from its inception in 1947 until 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sullivan)

“Swamp Fox,” a P-51 Mustang that was once assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard, lands after its performance at the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 8, 2021. The Mustang was the primary airframe from its inception in 1947 until 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sullivan)

Spectators watch as the Shockwave Jet Truck performs a demonstration at the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Barksdale Air Force Base Air & Space Show allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase the home of the B-52H Stratofortress, grant access to tour the military installation, view military and aerobatic performers, and support the recruiting arm of our armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)

Spectators watch as the Shockwave Jet Truck performs a demonstration at the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Barksdale Air Force Base Air & Space Show allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase the home of the B-52H Stratofortress, grant access to tour the military installation, view military and aerobatic performers, and support the recruiting arm of our armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)

Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds," prepare for the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)
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Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds," prepare for the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale's Air Show showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)

A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty air show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)
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A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. The Defenders of Liberty air show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Rob Holland, pilot, performs during the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Rob Holland is a four-time, consecutive, world four-minute Freestyle Champion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan E. Ramos)
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Rob Holland, pilot, performs during the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Rob Holland is a four-time, consecutive, world four-minute Freestyle Champion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan E. Ramos)

A father carries his son down the flightline at the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale Air Force Base premiered its first ever drive-in show to enforce social-distancing standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)
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A father carries his son down the flightline at the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 9, 2021. Barksdale Air Force Base premiered its first ever drive-in show to enforce social-distancing standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Graves)

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