Tucson Davis Monthan Heritage Flight Conference

Heritage Flight Conference

D-M 2008 Heritage Conference
D-M 2008 Heritage Conference

The annual Heritage Flight Conference is going on this weekend at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.   It is not open to the Public but you can view it from a variety of locations around Tucson.   One of the best I’ve found is Reid Park.

We have been getting a lot of hits on the Tucson Air Show wondering if it is going on.   There is no Tucson Air Show for 2009.

What we are all seeing flying in the skies overhead is the annual training conference for the summer air show season.

This year’s historic aircraft flying in the Heritage Flight Conference include the P-51 Mustang, the A-1 Sky Raider, the F-4 Phantom II, the P-40 Warhawk, and the F-86 Sabre. ACC flying demonstration aircraft include the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the F-15 Eagle, the F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-22A Raptor.

The Heritage Flight Conference 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.

You can read the entire article on the DM Website.

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2 thoughts on “Tucson Davis Monthan Heritage Flight Conference”

  1. Thanks for that bit of news. Several people told me the overflights were to advertise an upcoming air show. I heard it so many times I started repeating it myself!

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