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D-M hosts Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course

Posted 2/8/2012   Updated 2/8/2012 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 010212

2/8/2012 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- State of the art and historic military aircraft from around the country will come to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2-4 during the annual Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course.

The Heritage Flight training allows civilian and military pilots to train together in preparation for the spring and summer air show seasons. Heritage formations, during which modern and historic fighters fly together, are a popular highlight event at air shows throughout the United States and Canada.

This year's historic aircraft flying in the Heritage Flight training include the P-51 Mustang, the P-40 Warhawk, the A-36 Apache, P-47 Thunderbolt and the F-86 Sabre. ACC aircraft include the F-4 Phantom II, A-10 Thunderbolt II, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-22 Raptor.

Media are invited to cover the event March 2. Please RSVP to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (520) 228-3407 or 228-4291 by 4:30 p.m. on March 1. Information about the performance schedule and interview times is also available by calling the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office.

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