Who are they? That's the Thunderbirds. What are they?
That's the US Air Force Flight demonstration team. No, I meant,
what is a thunderbird? A thunderbird is a mythical creature
from North American culture. The squadron performs about
88 shows a year. More than the Blue Angels. The Thunderbirds
are based out of Nevada. The 'Birds' began performing in May, 1953.
The Thunderbirds and their pilots are military.
The jets can be converted to combat ready in a short time.
The Thunderbirds use F-16 Fighting Falcons.
That's the Blue Angels. They are the US Navy flight demonstration team.
The Blue Angels are based out of Pensacola, Florida. They were
formed in 1946. There are six pilots who fly at a time. During the
year, the Blue Angels will perform over 70 shows at many locations.
They are the oldest of the flight demonstration teams.
The Blue Angels perform from March until November.
They fly the F-18 Hornet. The jets used are modified F-18s.
All members of the Blue Angels come from the Navy or Marines.
This is Freddy. He's a tree frog engineer at NASA.
Freddy has been working for NASA for several years.
He likes his job but sometimes he has to hide from
Meet Ricky the raccoon.
Ricky runs a tour of NASA for local
wildlife. Animals come from far away to visit NASA.
Ricky has day and night tours.
Hurry, Mr Turtle! You're going to be late.
That's gopher turtle 'Ground Chief' - Tom Turtle.
Looks like he's a little late for work.
It could be because the swamp was crowded today.
Did he remember to pack a lunch?