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Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course

Release Number: 020117

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, front, leads a formation followed by two P-51 Mustangs, top and bottom, and an F-86 Sabre, rear, during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, front, leads a formation followed by two P-51 Mustangs, top and bottom, and an F-86 Sabre, rear, during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)


 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Feb. 9-12, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive Feb. 7-8 and depart Feb. 13.

 

Civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together during the HFTCC. Heritage flights raise public awareness of the Air Force mission and commemorate its history.

 

Air Combat Command aircraft flying in this year’s training will include the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The historic aircraft will include the P-51 Mustang, the P-47 Thunderbolt, the P-38 Lightning and the F-86 Sabre. The number and types of Heritage aircraft are still being finalized.

 

Media are invited to cover the event during a Media Day Feb. 10. If you are interested in covering the event, please RSVP to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 228-3407 or 355WGPA@us.af.mil by Feb 8 at 1 p.m.

 

 

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