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Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course

Release Number: 030216

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (bottom) joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (top), P-51 Mustang (right), and a F-86 Sabre Jet (left) over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014. During the course aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together, in preparation for the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/ Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (bottom) joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (top), P-51 Mustang (right), and a F-86 Sabre Jet (left) over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014. During the course aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together, in preparation for the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/ Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (back) joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (front), P-51 Mustang (bottom), and a F-86 Sabre Jet (top) over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014. During the course aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together, in preparation for the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/ Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (back) joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (front), P-51 Mustang (bottom), and a F-86 Sabre Jet (top) over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014. During the course aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together, in preparation for the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/ Released)


The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place here March 3-6, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive March 1-2 and depart March 7. During the course, civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together. 

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 and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The historic aircraft will include the P-51 Mustang, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-38 Lightning, the P-47 Thunderbolt 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 March 4. If you are interested in covering the event, please RSVP to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 228-3407 by 4:00 p.m. on March 2.
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