The Nevada Test and Training Range is a vast and wide-open space in the middle of the desert at Creech AFB and provides plenty of open air space for the Thunderbirds to hone their precise maneuvers.
The team performs practice flights at the Nevada Test and Training Range up to three times a day during their practice season from November to March and also practices there during their show season.
The range is a minutes-long flight in an F-16 away from Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, where the Thunderbirds are based.
The cause of the deadly crash is under investigation.
The team’s participation at the March Air Reserve Base “The March Field Air & Space Expo” has been canceled.
Bedell will have more information on the crash, and his visit to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases at Noon and starting at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.