NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

F-16 Demo Team names Aimee ‘Rebel’ Fiedler new pilot for 2022 air show season

Mar 06, 2022

Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the new F-16 Demonstration Team Pilot on Mar. 5, 2022, ahead of the 2022 air show season. Capt. Aimee ‘Rebel’ Fiedler has more than 2,000 flying hours combined in her 6 years of military service and prior experience as a civilian flight instructor.

Meet the Pilot: Steven Hinton

Mar 03, 2022

Born in Orange, CA in 1987, Steven Hinton is the son of Steve Hinton Sr. who has been a staple of the Heritage Flight program since its beginning 25 years ago. An accomplished pilot at an early age, he is a 7-time Reno Air Races Unlimited Gold Champion (2009-2014 and 2016) and currently holds the World Speed Record for Piston Powered Aircraft over 3km at 531MPH.

2022 Heritage Flight Training Course to take off at Davis-Monthan AFB

Feb 24, 2022

The Heritage Flight Training Course will take place at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the first week of March with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive March 1 and flying operations scheduled between March 3 to March 6.

Meet the Pilot: Steve Hinton

Feb 10, 2022

Steve Hinton is no stranger to the Air Force Heritage Flight program. He has been a member since its founding in 1997 and has dedicated nearly 50 years to his passion for aviation.

Frozen pens and frigid temperatures: Looking back at 2018's Super Bowl LII flyover

Feb 03, 2022

In 2018, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation joined the A-10 and F-16 demo teams for their first-ever flyover on football’s biggest stage at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. As the four-plane formation flew over US Bank Stadium, fans joined together to celebrate the enduring legacy of the United States Air Force.

Wardbird Stories: P-51 Mustang Wee Willy II to soar over Super Bowl LVI

Feb 02, 2022

On February 13th, as sports fans both near and far tune into Super Bowl LVI, the P-51 Mustang “Wee Willy II,” will take flight in a rare five-aircraft formation over Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. Piloted by Steve Hinton, “Wee Willy II” will lead the performance as part of the Air Force Heritage Flight program. While all warbirds have history embedded in every dent, scrape, and paint scheme, none have a story like “Wee Willy II.”