Heritage Flight Training Course

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Tucson residents may notice an increase in unfamiliar military aircraft operating out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, during the Heritage Flight Training Course from Feb 27 to Mar 4.

Civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together during the HFTC. 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 F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Davis-Monthan’s own A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will also be flying in this year’s training course.

The historic aircraft will include the P-51 Mustang, the F-5 Tiger, the F-86 Sabre and the AS355N helicopter.

The HFTC is not an air show and is not open to the public. However, there is a viewing area for DOD card holders, or you can tune into Davis-Monthan’s social media platforms, website, and our work on https://www.dvidshub.net/ for photos and video of the event.