Images: Maintenance before practice show at Cigli Air Base [Image 1 of 7]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Larry Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Emerson, Thunderbird 8 dedicated crew chief, wipes down his jet before the start of the practice show at Cigli Air Base, Turkey, June 3, 2011. The Thunderbirds will perform in nine countries during their six-week European tour, fostering international goodwill and representing America's airmen around the globe.