Thursday, February 25, 2010

Davis-Monthan to Host Annual Heritage Flight Training Conference

by Airman First Class Brittany Dowdle
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

2/24/2010 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. -- The annual Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training Conference will be held here March 4 to 7.

The Heritage Flight Training Conference is held each year prior to the beginning of the spring and summer air show seasons to provide civilian and Air Combat Command demonstration pilots a forum to train together. Heritage formations, during which modern and historic fighters fly together, are a popular highlight event at air shows throughout the United States and Canada.

The heritage aircraft will include multiple P-51 Mustangs, the P-40 Warhawk and an A-1 Skyraider. ACC's demonstration teams will include the A-10 Thunderbolt, the F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-22 Raptor, and the QF-4 Phantom.

The conference consists of extensive ground training and ends with three days of flight training. It is not open to the general public.

"The air show season is a great opportunity for the public to see what kind of Air Force they have and heritage flights demonstrate the history of American airpower," said Maj. Jesse Jahn, event organizer. "The mission of the training conference is to prepare all of the pilots involved to operate safely and efficiently during the air show season."

For more information, call Major Jahn at 228-5181.


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