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U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight

The OC Air Show will feature an Air Force Heritage Flight showcasing the past and of Air Force air power. The Heritage Flight formation will consist of an F-16 Viper and a P-51 Mustang. The Heritage flight will begin with a pass-in-review coming from behind show right, the best opportunity for a photo as the two... View Article


The OC Air Show will feature an Air Force Heritage Flight showcasing the past and of Air Force air power. The Heritage Flight formation will consist of an F-16 Viper and a P-51 Mustang.

The Heritage flight will begin with a pass-in-review coming from behind show right, the best opportunity for a photo as the two aircraft cross in front of Show Center.  The Heritage Flight will then set up for a second pass flying down the water line coming from show left.  The third and final pass will come from behind the crowd with the aircraft performing a separation maneuver to create separation between the aircraft followed a few seconds later by a single simultaneous aileron roll by both aircraft. During the flypasts there is a musical accompaniment played through the public address system. The music that is normally played is “We Remember” by Dwayne O’Brian. After the roll maneuver each of the aircraft will perform an individual pass before the crowd.

 

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program presents the evolution of USAF air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. t was created in 1997 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. It incorporates fighters from World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War and other conflicts in which the USAF has been involved.

 

An Air Force Heritage Flight performance involves a current USAF fighter with an Air Combat Command trained military Heritage Flight pilot and flown with a historical warbird piloted by a trained and certified civilian Heritage Flight pilot. The Air Force Heritage Flight formations of modern fighters flying with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre, dramatically display our U.S. Air Force air power history and proudly support our Air Force’s recruiting and retention efforts.


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