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Thunderbirds fly over Air Force Academy graduation

The cheers of Air Force Academy cadets were quickly silenced by the roar of the legendary Thunderbirds flying overhead.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. โ€” The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were back in Colorado to soar over Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

The Thunderbirds were part of the iconic graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony took place Wednesday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Falcon Stadium. The 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, served as commencement speaker.

In-person attendance was limited due to COVID-19. Each graduating cadet was allowed eight guests for the graduation ceremony. Guests were required to sit together in assigned, non-socially distanced seating and ticket trading was not permitted. Falcon Stadium gates will opened 7 a.m.

Watch the full ceremony below:

The best view of the Thunderbirds' post-graduation flyover was east of I-25 near the Air Force Academy.

If you weren't able to catch them on Wednesday, the Thunderbirds will next be in the region for Cheyenne Frontier Days on Wednesday, July 28.

The Thunderbirds' 2021 and 2022 show schedule is available here.

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