Today in History, May 6

WikicommonsThe Swifts performing at the MAKS air show in 2007.

Happy birthday to the Swifts, one of the world's best aviation aerobatic teams! The Air Force team performed its first show under its name on May 6, 1991, and this date has been celebrated as its birthday ever since. Flying fourth-generation MiG-29 fighter jets, the Swifts perform in air shows around the world.