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The Patriot Parachute Team performs a skydiving routine at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The team is comprised of five veterans, who learned parachuting from their combat experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

The Patriot Parachute Team performs a skydiving routine at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The team is comprised of five veterans, who learned parachuting from their combat experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

The Smoke N Thunder Hot Steak II JetTruck performs at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The twin-jet-engine truck is capable of speeds higher than 350 mph and entertains at air shows and drag races across the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

The Smoke N Thunder Hot Steak II JetTruck performs at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The twin-jet-engine truck is capable of speeds higher than 350 mph and entertains at air shows and drag races across the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-17 Globemaster III perform an aerial refueling demonstration at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135 is capable of refueling aircraft in flight, enabling global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-17 Globemaster III perform an aerial refueling demonstration at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135 is capable of refueling aircraft in flight, enabling global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

The Redline Air Shows team performs at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The pilots have been flying together for more than 12 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

The Redline Air Shows team performs at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The pilots have been flying together for more than 12 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A child plays on a carnival ride at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The show offered a “Kid Zone” where children could play while waiting for their favorite aerobatic performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A child plays on a carnival ride at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The show offered a “Kid Zone” where children could play while waiting for their favorite aerobatic performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A child mocks aerial performances with a toy airplane during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The event showcased aerobatic performances, static airplane displays, science, technology, engineering and match exhibits and a kids’ zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A child mocks aerial performances with a toy airplane during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The event showcased aerobatic performances, static airplane displays, science, technology, engineering and match exhibits and a kids’ zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

Kent Pietsch performs an acrobatic routine in his Interstate Cadet at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pietsch is best known for his comedy act called the dead-stick, where he acts out a failing aircraft for the audience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

Kent Pietsch performs an acrobatic routine in his Interstate Cadet at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pietsch is best known for his comedy act called the dead-stick, where he acts out a failing aircraft for the audience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, performs a flyover at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell AFB, Kansas. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber, capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, performs a flyover at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell AFB, Kansas. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber, capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

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Airshow guests explore the variety of static displays on the flightline during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell displayed approximately 35 different static displays during the airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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The McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors during the opening ceremony for the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The base’s Honor Guard team performs ceremonial drill regularly in marching parades, public events and funerals. The Airmen are required to complete more than 65 hours of training on the ceremonial sequences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Members of the crowd watch as the Hot Streak II JetTruck drives past during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The Hot Streak II is one of many ground performs participating in the open house and airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Patrons gather in the back of a C-5 Galaxy during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. More than 100 miles of wiring are required to functionally operate all C-5 aircraft systems and each engine gulps more than 42 tons of air per minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Specialist Casey Wilson, , 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command medic, helps a child tour a Humvee during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Open Houses and Airshows educate current and future generations on the long-term importance of the U.S. Air Force by showcasing American airpower to positively affect recruiting and retention, while enhancing community relations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Members of the crowd watch as the Thunderbirds break formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pilots from across the Air Force, with all different backgrounds are selected to fly for the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Greg Shelton performs an aerial maneuver while his wife, Ashley, stands on the wing of 450 Super Stearman aircraft during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Members of the Patriot Parachute Team descend in a stack during their descent to their landing zone at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The team is made up of veterans who demonstrate precision acrobatics during their airshow routine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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The Tora! Tora! Tora! Flight Demonstration Team fly in formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The demonstration is a re-creation is of the December 7th, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Members of the Patriot Parachute team parachute into the airfield during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The team is a professional skydive demonstration team owned and operated by former Navy SEALs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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A Mitsubishi A6M flies overhead during the Tora! Tora! Tora! demonstration during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The act debutted in 1972 with six, today they have 10 aircraft in participating in the display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Brian Correll performs an aileron roll while popping smoke from his highly-modified Pitts S2S during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Correll is a major with the 931st Air Refueling Wing and flies the KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Six F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the Thunderbirds, fly in formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The Thunderbirds have used the F-16 in airshows since 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Five F-16 Flying Falcons, part of the U.S. Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, fly in formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Thunderbirds perform precision aerial maneuvers that demonstrate the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. The Thunderbirds are an Air Force demonstration team that can perform approximately 30 maneuvers during a demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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An F-16 Flying Falcon, part of the U.S. Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, perform an aerial maneuver during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Thunderbirds are an Air Force demonstration team that can perform approximately 30 maneuvers during a demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Kent Pietsch attempts to land his Interstate Cadet on a moving truck during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Landing on a truck is Pietsch’s signature stunt that leaves very little room for error. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Guests to the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow wait in line to get a look inside Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, Sept. 8, 2018, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The B-29 flew its first flight in September 1942 and was retired from service in September 1960. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Members of the crowd wait to board a C-17 Globemaster III during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The C-17 has been in service since 1993 and is capable of rapid strategic deployment of troops and cargo to bases around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Specialist Jose Arelanoparga, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command services technician, gives facts about a weapon to a child during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Over the weekend, McConnell opened up to the general public to demonstrate the latest in military and civilian aircraft capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

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Air Force Thunderbird maintainers inspect and prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon Thunderbird during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The Thunderbird team has performed for more than 300 million people in all 50 states and 58 foreign countries have seen the red, white and blue jets in more than 4,000 aerial demonstrations since 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Airshow guests stand in line to see the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Airshow guests walk through a static display of a KC-135 Stratotanker during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135’s primary mission is aerial refueling, which enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish the primary mission of global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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A member of the Patriot Parachute Team stands for the National Anthem during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The team is comprised of veterans and want to inspire the next generation of patriots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Col. Eric Vitosh, right, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, welcomes the audience to the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Frontiers in Flight was the first air show hosted at McConnell since 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Brian Correll flies a Pitts S2S inverted during the Frontier in Flight Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Correll is a major with the 931st Air Refueling Wing, where he pilots the KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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A MiG-17F pilot hits the afterburner while performing a knife edge during McConnell’s Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show, Sept. 9, 2018. MiG-17s where produced in the 50’s and was one of the first aircraft to feature an afterburner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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A Nakajima B5N flies overhead during the Tora! Tora! Tora! demonstration during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The demonstration a recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that started U.S. involvement in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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The Patriot Parachute Team makes their descent to McConnell’s flightline during Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018. The team is comprised of veterans who want to inspire the next generation of patriots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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A T-33 Shooting Star taxis down the runway after performing during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The T-33 was a trainer aircraft that entered service in 1948. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Kent Pietsch performs a ‘dead stick’ routine during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This routine is performed in a glide, without any power to the engines and demonstrates the pilot’s ability to control the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Members of the crowd shelter themselves from the sun under the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135 is the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet and has been in service for 62 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Ashley Shelton waves to the crowd during her performance in the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Fore Base, Kansas. Ashley and her husband, Greg, perform a wing-walking routine that demonstrates trust in themselves and their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

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Thunderbird pilot delivers the Oath of Enlistment to those in the delayed enlistment program during McConnell’s Frontiers in Flight Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. DEP is for individuals in the process of joining the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Red Line Airshows performs during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Red Line Airshows feature two dynamic acrobatic pilots who have teamed up for 12 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Thunderbird pilots make their way to deliver the Oath of Enlistment to those in the delayed entry program Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. DEP is for individuals in the process of joining the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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Kent Pietsch performs with his Interstate Cadet during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pietsch performs in air shows across the country show casing daring stunts and awing audiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The Patriot Parachute Team performs a skydiving routine at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show Sept. 9, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The team is comprised of five veterans, who learned parachuting from their combat experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)