U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds seemed to come a little close for comfort during their demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base last year. But these pilots know what they’re doing, and you can catch the show again next spring.

David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star 2012

The Air Force Thunderbirds will once again perform at next spring’s air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the base announced Friday.

The Thunderbirds, also known as the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform April 12-13 at the base’s “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” open-house celebration, according to a news release.

The squadron is an air- combat command unit with eight pilots, four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel in specialty jobs.

The group’s aerial demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines, with about 40 maneuvers during the 75- minute show.

“Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” is Davis-Monthan’s two-day, biannual open house with aerial demonstrations and routines, as well as exhibits of numerous military aircraft.