Lightnings, Mustangs, and Thunderbolts Rip the Sky with Modern Jets – Loud And Proud

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It’s one thing to see a formation of modern jets. It’s another thing to see vintage warplanes flying together. Both are fantastically impressive. However, it’s a whole different mind-mess to see aircraft spanning generations fly perfectly side by side.  Indescribable, almost.

The Old And The New

The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course just wrapped up a brilliant week at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. From February 28 to March 3, civilian and military pilots united to review how to to fly together correctly and safely. The private annual event happens every year to prepare for the upcoming air show season.

“We train with these beautiful Warbirds and the amazing pilots that fly them so we can go out to air shows and put on a safe and professional display.” – Captain Cody Wilton, A-10 demo team pilot and commander

Participating Planes

The Heritage Flight formations help raise public awareness of the USAF mission and pay homage to history. And while the training isn’t open to the public, the sky is fair game viewing for thrilled neighbors. Everyone got a little peek.


Here’s a list of participants for 2019 training:

  • F-35 Lightning II
  • F-22 Raptor
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • P-51 Mustang
  • P-40 Warhawk
  • P-38 Lightning
  • P-47 Thunderbolt
  • F-86 Sabre
  • D-M’s own A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team

Can you spot them in the video below?

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