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Photo Gallery: Air Force Thunderbirds prepare for Huntington Beach air show

Members of the Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron walk to meet members of the media Thursday at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base as they get ready for this weekend’s Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Huntington Beach City Councilwoman Lyn Semeta welcomes the Air Force Thunderbirds to the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on Thursday as a prelude to this weekend’s Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Jeff Boerboon gets his custom Yak 110, composed of two fuselages, two propellers and one jet engine, ready Thursday for this weekend’s Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)
Maj. Matt Kimmel, with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, talks about flying during a media preview at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Thursday, October 18.  (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Members of the Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron gather Thursday at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base before they perform this weekend in the Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Air Force Staff Sgt. Katie Lamolinara looks over an F-16 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on Thursday.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Maj. Matt Kimmel has been a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds since November.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Huntington Beach City Councilwoman Lyn Semeta and Kevin Elliott, president of Pacific Airshow LLC, talk Thursday about the Great Pacific Airshow being held this weekend in Huntington Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)
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