Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29 - July 4 2017

VLADO LENOCH USAF HERITAGE FLIGHT: F-22/P-51

Heritage Flight: P-51 and F-22Renowned Air Show performer Vlado Lenoch will fly the North American P-51 “Baby Duck” owned by the Warbird Heritage Foundation in formation with the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team during our 2017 Air Show.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight (HF) 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.
An HF performance involves a current USAF fighter piloted by an Air Combat Command trained military HF pilot and flown with a historical warbird piloted by a trained and certified civilian HF pilot. The HF features  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. In 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) was formed to keep this popular program flying.

United States Air ForceIt really is amazing to see our “old” and “new” in formation. It helps show the span of over 75 years of American Aviation Technology. Seeing a World War II Era P-51 Mustang flying alongside the ONLY fifth generation fighter on Earth, the F-22 Raptor, is certainly a spectacle to see. It is also a touching tribute to those who have served our country.

Do not miss this chance to see history in flight an to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the United States Air Force during our air shows on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th.