b'United States Air ForceHeritage FlightU.S. Air Force PhotoUSAF Heritage Flightwww.airforceheritageflight.org/USAF Heritage Flight is short for the United States Air Force Heritage Flight. It was created in 1997 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force.by the weather and whether or not the local runway It incorporates fighters from World War II, thecan safely handle the aircraft (adequate runway Vietnam War, the Korean War and other conflictslength) and if the airport has proper groundin which the USAF has been involved. support equipment available.The USAF Heritage Flight formation will normallyThe U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight (HF) programconsist of two or more aircraft representing the different eras of operations, making three passespresents the evolution of USAF air power by flying past the spectators.todays state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close There will be one pass each from the right andformation with vintage fighter aircraft. left and then a final pass from behind the crowdAn HF performance involves a current USAF with the aircraft performing a separation maneuverfighter piloted by an Air Combat Command to create separation between the aircraft followedtrained military HF pilot and flown with a his-a few seconds later by a single simultaneous ailerontorical warbird piloted by a trained and certified roll by all the aircraft in the flight. civilian HF pilot.During the flypasts there is a musical The HF formations of modern fighters flying accompaniment played through the publicwith World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era address system. The music that is normallyfighters such as the P-51 Mustang and F-86 played is We Remember by Dwayne OBrian. Sabre, dramatically display our U.S. Air Force air After the roll maneuver each of the aircraft willpower history and proudly support our Air Forces then enter the airfield traffic pattern, typicallyrecruiting and retention efforts.performing an individualpass before the crowdIn 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight and then pitching out into an approach patternFoundation (AFHFF) was formed to keep thisand landing.The specifics of the performance such as the rollpopular program flying.and individual pass and landing may be modified.continued on page 20Thank You For Your Service Military Appreciation Resource Magizine 19'