Meet the Pilot: Tommy Williams

Sep 13, 2019

Tommy Williams started flying when he was 16 years old in Houston, Texas before attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He recently retired as a Major General, serving in support of the USAF Director of Operations at Headquarters Air Force in the Pentagon.

Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider

Aug 08, 2019

With aircraft like the F-4, B-52, and SR-71 patrolling the skies, the United States Air Force was well into the jet age by the time of the Vietnam War. However, propeller-driven A-1 Skyraiders were still called on to perform some of the war’s most dangerous jobs.

Meet the Pilot: Greg 'B.A.' Anders

Jul 11, 2019

Greg “B.A.” Anders was a combat qualified crew member in the B-52, F-15E and A-10 during his 23-year military career. A 1985 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Anders is a third-generation military officer and flew multiple combat missions in Iraq including Operations Southern and North Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Anders is currently the senior vice president and executive director of the Heritage Flight Museum.

Warbird Stories: P-51 Mustang Bald Eagle pays homage to D-Day

Jun 05, 2019

As more than 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, thousands of additional airmen and troops soared overhead. And in those crowded skies, the allies needed a new way to distinguish friends from foes.

Maj. Garret Schmitz named new F-16 Viper Demo Team pilot

May 29, 2019

Maj. Garret Schmitz is the United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander and pilot based at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. As the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander, he is responsible for representing Air Combat Command, the United States Air Force, the Defense Department, and the United States of America at more than 20 air shows annually.

Warbird Stories: The P-40 Warhawk of Maj. Gen. Charles Bond Jr.

May 22, 2019

Instantly recognizable thanks to the shark-tooth design on the nose of their planes, the Flying Tigers were a legendary fighting force at the start of World War II. And the P-40 that will help kickoff the 2019 Indianapolis 500 this weekend brings that legacy into the present.