The first time you watch this video, you'll think it's a news report or promotional material about the real-life Thunderbirds. But it's not. It's produced by the "Virtual Thunderbirds," who, as their Web site (www.virtualthunderbirds.com) states, are "an elite group of formation and aerobatic pilots flying the flight simulator game Lock On: Modern Air Combat."
So, I guess these pilots log onto the Internet from their homes around America, get together in the flight simulator's virtual airspace and then "fly" Thunderbird-style maneuvers, each using his own simulated Thunderbird jet.
You know, the Internet is just an incredible, astounding thing.
Enjoy the real-life air show tomorrow at Grand Forks Air Force Base!