annual Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training and Certification
Course was held at the Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson Arizona from March-2-4. The
Heritage Flight training allows civilian and military pilots to train
together in preparation for the spring and summer air show seasons.
Heritage formations, during which modern and historic fighters fly
together, are a popular highlight event at air shows throughout the
United States and Canada.
year's historic aircraft flying in the Heritage Flight training
included the P-51 Mustang, the P-40 Warhawk, a very rare A-36
Apache, P-47 Thunderbolt, three F-86 Sabre flown by "civilian"
pilots mostly retired USAF pilots. The ACC aircraft included the
three F-4 Phantom II rarely seen together, A-10 Thunderbolt II
based out of DM AFB, the four F-16 Fighting Falcons, the former
East and West Coast Demo Team aircraft and the F-22 Raptor.