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Flight crews line up to greet pilots July 23 as the Thunderbirds resume limited flight operations at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. The aerobatic display team was ordered to stand down April 1 because of sequestration. Enough money was found to enable the pilots to have two flights per week to maintain their qualifications. (Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun via AP)
The Thunderbirds, grounded in April due to sequestration, are back in the air at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. They are flying twice a week to maintain their qualifications, but air shows for the year have been canceled.