Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course 2018

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

Spectators watch as aircraft from the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course perform aerial maneuvers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the annal Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Mar. 1, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes-off during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon performs aerial maneuvers during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The F-16 is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon performs a flyover during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The F-16 is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon performs during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The F-16 is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A P-51 Mustang takes off during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together

A U.S Air Force F-22 Raptor flies alongside a TF-51 Mustang during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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A U.S Air Force F-22 Raptor flies alongside a TF-51 Mustang during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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A P-51 Mustang pilot performs preflight checks before takeoff at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The P-51 flew in formations with modern aircraft as part of the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation during the upcoming air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

During the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together
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A child waits patiently for aircraft from the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course to perform a flyover at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Mar. 1, 2018. The course features aerial demonstrations from historical and modern fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II taxies on the flight line while another A-10 takes off in preparation for the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows.
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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team Airman performs a post-flight check on a A-10 in preperation for the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

The demo team members and veterans discussed the major differences between the historic and modern aircraft.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team members talk to U.S. Air Force veterans during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The demo team members and veterans discussed the major differences between the historic and modern aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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Children examine the undercarage of a P-51 Mustang during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team member shows a child the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The course features aerial demonstrations from historical and modern fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation during the upcoming air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon performs a flyover with a P-51 Mustang during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC allows pilots of modern and historic to practice flying in formation together for the upcoming airshow season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A member of the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstraion Teams marshals a F-16 Fighting Falcon after an aerial performance during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a flyover together during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs a flyover at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A P-38 Lightning and an F-86 Sabre perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base., Ariz., March 2, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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An F-86 Sabre performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, two P-51 Mustangs and a TF-51 Mustang fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, two P-51 Mustangs and a TF-51 Mustang fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The course features aerial demonstrations from historical and modern fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxies prior to take off during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, two P-51 Mustangs and a TF-51 Mustang fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The course features aerial demonstrations from historical and modern fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team member talks to a U.S. Air Force veteran during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018. The veteran shared stories of events from previous air shows he had been to. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to takeoff during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., March 3, 2018. The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre.
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U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs perform an aerial demonstration during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., March 3, 2018. The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II and three P-51 Mustangs perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II and three P-51 Mustangs perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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Two P-51 Mustangs perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

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An F-86 Sabre takes off during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Captain Cody Wilton, A-10 Demostration Team pilot, prepares to takeoff during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Captain Cody Wilton, A-10 Demostration Team pilot, takes flight during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes flight during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A spectator takes a photo of a P-51 Mustang during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Vanwatermulen, F-22 Raptor Demo Team member, speaks to James Meeker during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II and a P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A P-51 Mustang prepares to takeoff during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II and a P-40 Warhawk perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II and a P-40 Warhawk perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II and two P-51 Mustangs perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 raptor performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 raptor performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcom performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. AIr Foce F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lighting II and an F-86 Sabre perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to takeoff during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., March 3, 2018. The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre.
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U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and two P-51 Mustangs perform an aerial demonstration during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., March 3, 2018. The modern aircraft that participated in this year's HFTCC were the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft included the P-51 and TF-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes flight during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Captain Cody Wilton, A-10 Demostration Team pilot, takes flight during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Captain Cody Wilton, A-10 Demostration Team pilot, prepares to takeoff during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Vanwatermulen, F-22 Raptor Demo Team member, speaks to James Meeker during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A spectator takes a photo of a P-51 Mustang during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II and two P-51 Mustangs perform a flyover during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team member gives a sticker to a child during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-40 Warhawk fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Davis-Monthan AFB hosted the 21st annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season.