The USAF Thunderbirds will headline the 42nd California International Airshow this October. The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. At the Salinas Airshow, the Thunderbirds aim to excite and inspire airshow fans. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The demonstration is a mix of six aircraft performing formation flying and solo routines. The four-ship Diamond formation showcases the precision and training of U.S. Air Force Pilots, as well as the gracefulness of the F-16. The two solos display the power and maximum capabilities of the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon, a frontline fighter jet.