Heritage Flight 2015

A P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F-22 Raptor and P-47 Thunderbolt fly in formation during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
A P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F-22 Raptor and P-47 Thunderbolt fly in formation during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
The P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F-22 Raptor and P-47 Thunderbolt fly in formation during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

PRESS RELEASE- DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Air Combat Command held the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 27 – March 1.The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season.Established in 1997, the HFTCC features aerial demonstrations from historical and modern fighter aircraft which will fly in formation together during air shows across the country.The aircraft that participated in this year’s HFTCC were the historic P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and the F-86 Sabre. ACC aircraft included the F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

 (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

The program, which features historical and current military aircraft, is called Heritage Flight. The annual practice session at DMAFB is the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course.The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight (HF) program presents the evolution of USAF air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. An HF performance involves a current USAF fighter piloted by an Air Combat Command trained military HF pilot and flown with a historical warbird piloted by a trained and certified civilian HF pilot.

 

More pictures provided by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey.

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