The United States Air Force Demonstration team, The Thunderbirds are on a return flight to their home at Nellis Air Force Base. Nellis is near Las Vegas, Nevada, and on this particular flight the team is flying over one of God's greatest creations, the Grand Canyon. The number four aircraft who is normally the slot man, has moved out of the slot and slid into the outer right wing position. The view for this painting is what you would see if you were sitting in the back seat of the number six aircraft. Six has moved out of his normal position at right outer wing making room for number four, you're about eighty feet off of four's wing. It is early evening and the rain from a summer thunderstorm is reflecting the colors of the setting sun. In this painting the team is flying the T-38 Talon, which is the Air Force's primary high performance training jet. The Thunderbirds flew the T-38 from 1974 through 1982. The Thunderbirds are currently flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon. This painting is a result of my admiration and respect for the Thunderbirds. My first Air Force experience was seeing a Thunderbird Show in 1975 at a Bicentennial Air Show and Open HOuse at Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana. This painting is a smaller version of a similar piece I painted to advertise my aviation art.