Airplane photos: Heritage Flight, #2

More cool pictures of Heritage Flight presentations, all courtesy of U.S. Air Force:

Nice view from underneath of two P-51s and an F-15, with great comparison of relative size. Notice space used for engine(s) for visual of relative power, with intake, engine, and exhaust of F-15 being about same length as an entire P-51:

An F-15 Eagle from the West Coast Demonstration Team and a pair of P-51 Mustangs fly in formation as part of a heritage flight May 1 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This is the final demonstration show for the F-15C, completing a 26-year career that began in 1983. The Air Combat Command team has performed more than 150 times around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)


P-51, F-16, and F-15:

At the Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. open house and air show, a P-51 Mustang, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an F-15E Strike Eagle fly in a heritage formation Aug. 29, 2009. The heritage flight honors the aircraft of both the U.S. Army Air Forces and today’s Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger)


P-51, F-4, A-10, and F-22:

A P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom, A-10 Thunderbolt II and an F-22 Raptor perform the Heritage Flight during the closing of the Aviation Nation Air Show Nov. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aviation Nation is one of the largest air shows in North America. This year’s show commemorated 60 years of airpower and was the capstone event of the Air Force’s yearlong 60th anniversary celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley)


A-10, F-86, P-38, and P-51:

OVER VIRGINA — (From left) An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in a heritage flight formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 21. The formation displayed four generations of Air Force fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker)


Three P-51s (two with invasion stripes) and F-86, for good visual of transition from WWII to Korea War eras:

OVER DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Three P-51 Mustangs and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation here for the 2005 Heritage Flight Conference. The Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 supporting the Air Force’s 50th anniversary. It involves today’s state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II and Korean War vintage fighters. The flight is designed to safely display the evolution of U.S. Air Force airpower and support Air Force’s recruiting and retention efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina D. Kinsey)

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