CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are back for Cheyenne Frontier Days after missing last year's event because of budget cuts.

They're set to put on their legendary air show Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. over Laramie Community College.

Maj. Blaine Jones said flying over Cheyenne is a bit like flying over water because there aren't many land markers.

He is the lead solo pilot in the No. 5 jet which often flies in the opposite direction of the rest of the team doing high-speed tricks close to the ground.

On Sunday, Denver Bronco Wes Welker flew as a backseat passenger with another Thunderbird pilot in Cheyenne.

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