An Unexpected Bird Encounter


Elite Air CEO Gray Gibbs and Pilot Drew Spiros were fortunate enough to catch an Air Force Thunderbirds flyover while on assignment in Daytona Beach, Fla. Gibbs and Spiros watched the flyover on Feb. 26 at Daytona Beach International Airport, where they had delivered passengers for the Daytona 500.

The Thunderbirds, led by Lieutenant Colonel Jason Heard, flew over the Daytona International Speedway just as the national anthem ended on race day. The Air Force demonstration team flies over the Daytona 500, along with a host of other high-profile events, every year.

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