In late 2011 after this video was shot, Air Combat Command cancelled the F-16 Viper Demonstration Teams due to budget cut backs. At the time we did not know this would be the very last Viper West airshow. To this date, the USAF Air Combat Command has not committed to bring back single ship demonstration teams like Viper West, only the F-22 flight demonstration team has been allowed to fly and on a limited schedule. These demonstration teams were the best recruitment vehicle the US Air Force ever put together. Unlike the Thunderbirds which were not accessible unless you have a press pass, Viper Teams were friendly and all about access. This video proves the point, practice day before the 2011 Jacqueline Cochran Airshow. Try getting this kind of video at the next Thunderbirds event. Nothing against the Thunderbirds BTW.