Air Force Heritage Flight Training Takes Off

  • Feb 28, 2015 12:25am GMT

The most iconic warbirds in U.S. Air Force history join America's most advanced tactical jets for specific formation training known as the Heritage Flight conference.

The ramp at Davis Monthan Air Force Base would thrill any history buff this weekend with planes lined up like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightening, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, F-86 Sabre and A-1 Skyraider.

A select group of civilian pilots have the unique thrill and some would say privilege to fly along the country's most advanced tactical aircraft.

F-22 Raptor demonstration pilot Captain John "Taboo" Cummings returns for his second year and F-16 demonstration pilot Captain Craig "Rocket" Baker will practice flying formation with different combination of warbirds for the 2015 air shows/open houses.

In 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) was formed to keep this popular program flying.