R. Reese Fuller

Thunderbirds fly into town

by R. Reese Fuller

This afternoon, don't be alarmed if you see F-16s buzzing Lafayette. Starting at 2 p.m., for about 45 minutes, the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds will fly throughout Lafayette's skies. The elite demonstration squandron is in town for the Sertoma Cajun Air Festival, held at Lafayette Regional Airport this weekend.

In addition to The Thunderbirds, the two-day event will feature aerial demonstrations, a parachute team, a jet-powered truck and other aircraft and attractions. Proceeds from the festival will help the Sertoma Club of Lafayette to support research for autism and other communications disorders.