All screenshots on this page were captured during my practice sessions
with a second system on my LAN, and "boss"
on autopilot, or during practice sorties with other
Virtual Thunderbird candidates. They in no way represent
the Virtual Thunderbirds or the USAF Thunderbirds.
Update - August 1, 2006: I have added
screenshots from training sorties with three of the
active Virtual Thunderbirds - Striker (#5), Redeye
(#3), and Rock (#4). In all Diamond formations, I'm
Update - August 21, 2006: Added a new page
of screenshots from an impromptu training sortie Aug
to see them.
Update - September 12, 2006: I was awarded
Phase Two status on September 2nd. Among other things,
that gives me the opportunity to participate and fly
in practices if there is a position open. Saturday
night I got my first chance to fly a full show practice
with the team!!! We flew the entire high show with
all the maneuvers the real Thunderbirds fly in their
shows. I've logged well over 400 hours to get to this
point, and Saturday night alone made it all worth
it! Click here
to see a few screenshots from that practice.
Update - September 19, 2006: Sunday night Striker
led Lawndart, Cobra and I from home base to Sochi
(230 miles as the Thunderbird flies). We flew a loose
diamond at mach 1, 40,000 feet on the way over, then
Striker dropped us down into some canyons and valleys.
We weaved our way through the mountains in a circuitous
route that was a blast! Since I posted the screenshots
on the VTB forum, I'll just send you there...Click
to see them.
here to see screenshots from practice sortie 9-15-06
here to see screenshots from sortie 8-9-06 (VTB forum).
here for screenshots from other Virtual Thunderbird