The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team Send Best Wishes to the CAHS
By Gord McNulty CAHS Vice President
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have expressed their appreciation to the CAHS for the story on Captain Remoshay Nelson, the team's Public Affairs Officer, along with other coverage of the Thunderbirds, in our September National e-newsletter
Astriking 16 x 20-inch lithograph recently arrived in the mail from Capt.Nelson, the first Black woman to become an officer on the team.The lithograph shows the Thunderbirds’ F-16Fighting Falcons over the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and thesignatures of the 12officers, “with sincere best wishes from the UnitedStates Air Force Thunderbirds.”
Capt.Nelson also sent her gratitude for the coverage in a letter.
“Thankyou so much for sharing my story with the Canadian Aviation Historical Societyand your country as a whole,” she wrote.“When I setout on my Air Force journey I never thought I’d inspireothers or someone who would want to tell my story.
“Thankyou for what you do and please enjoy the enclosed litho as a token of myappreciation.Mesha, Thunderbird 12.”
We thankCapt. Nelson and the team in return.This lithograph will provide an impressive display at our annualconvention and otheropportunities to promote the CAHS.
The above image of the lithograph print is based on a photo supplied by Gord, digitally prepared for this presentation by Eric Roscoe. Thanks Eric!
Gord McNulty's photo (above) taken during the Thunderbirds participation in Airshow London on 13 September 2020 was published in the Hamilton Spectator.