On Thursday 7/27/2017, the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage Flight took to the skies over EAA AirVenture 2017 at Oshkosh to honor our history, heritage, veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
In the lead was a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II from the 61st Fighter Squadron (FS) of the 56th Fighter Wing (FW) based at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Arizona. On lead’s left wing was P-51D-25NA (44-73420 / N151AM) flown by Andrew McKenna. On lead’s right wing was P-51D-25NA Bald Eagle (44-73029 / N51JB) flown by Jim Beasley. In trail was a Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th FS of the famed 23rd Fighter Group (FG) Flying Tigers based at Moody AFB in Georgia.
The Heritage Flight also flew a missing man formation in honor of the late Vlado Lenoch, a regular Heritage Flight pilot, who died along with his passenger Bethany Root twelve days before the performance. Thanks to our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos for uploading this content.