Thunderbirds heading back into the sky
The Thunderbirds are going back into the air on Monday.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Thunderbirds are going back into the air on Monday.
Air Force combat units from a number of commands are going to start flying again as well.
They were all grounded in April because of budget cuts.
The money comes from the Restored Flying Hour Program authorized by Congress.
The restoration of flying hours only addresses the next 2.5 months of flying, up until Oct. 1.
"This decision gets us through the next several months but not the next several years," said Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command.
The restored flying hours will be allocated to combat aircraft and crews across the command's operational and test units.