March 9, 2017 - Some of the most popular fly-bys each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be returning in 2017, as the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed F-35 Lightning II and Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II will be flying heritage flights with vintage warbirds during the afternoon air shows at Oshkosh.
These fly-bys, featuring two to four aircraft from different eras, show the different technologies of the various aviation eras and well as saluting the people and aircraft of military air power. Among the vintage warbird aircraft participating in past heritage flights are the P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, and F-86 Sabre.
The heritage flights are part of the U.S. Air Force 70th anniversary commemoration at AirVenture 2017. Exact dates of the flights will be announced as they are confirmed.