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.

Air Force Heritage Flight to perform flyover at 103rd Indianapolis 500

May 20, 2019

The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to kick off the Indianapolis 500 May 26 at approximately 12:25 p.m. with a special Heritage Flight flyover. The formation will consist of an F-16 Viper, A-10 Warthog, P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Warhawk.

F-22 Raptor Demo Team takes fans inside the cockpit

May 16, 2019

For the very first time, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team is taking fans inside the cockpit of one of the most advanced fighters on earth.

Meet the Pilot: Charles 'Tuna' Hainline

Apr 18, 2019

Charles “Tuna” Hainline joined the Air Force after graduating from Oregon State University. After pilot training, he began his flying career in the A-10 and went on to fly the F/A-18 Hornet as an exchange officer with the Navy, the F-4 Phantom II and the F-117 Nighthawk. Hainline retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2006, following a decorated 20-year military career.