T-Birds A Go

The Thunderbirds plan T-Bird to continue their aerial demonstration schedule. After reviewing safety procedures following the Aug. 20 incident in Chicago in which two of the team’s F-16s touched wingtips while in flight, dropping a missile rail from one Viper into Lake Michigan, per an Associated Press report, the T-Birds decided the group did not need to alter its routine. The team had cancelled its Sunday show in Chicago but now plans to fly this weekend in Westfield, Mass.