Air Force Heritage Conference, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
March 4, 2012



A popular feature at airshows is the Air Force Heritage Flight, in which modern jets fly in formation with vintage warbirds. Each year civilian warbird pilots from all over the country bring their mounts to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to practice flying in formation with General Dynamics F-16 Viperws, Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthogs, and McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II drones from Holloman Air Force Base. Several Norrth American P-51D Mustanges, aCurtiss P-40N Warhawk, a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, and three North American F-86 Sabres participated in the conference.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group kicked off the morning practice with a demonstration of post-stall maneuvering.

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Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, P-51D NL351MX February, and McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, P-51D NL351MX February, and McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron.

P-51D NL351MX was delivered to the US Army Air Corps as 44-74391 on May 23, 1945. Its construction number is 122-40931. It was stored at the 4003rd AAF Base Unit ATC in New Jersey later in 1945. In February 1947, it was assigned to the 4121st AAF Base Unit at Kelly AFB, Texas. In January 1948, it was transferred to the 113th Fighter Squadron of the Indiana Air National Guard at Stout Field in Indianapolis. In October 1950, it was assigned to the 156th Fighter Squadron of the North Carolina Air National Guard at Charlotte. A month later it was transferred to the 123rd Fighter Bomber Wing of the Tactical Air Command at Goodman Air Force Base, Kentucky. In December 1951, it was assigned to the 21st Fighter Bomber Squadron TAG at George Air Force Base, California. In January 1953, it was transfered to the 21st Fighter Bomber Squadron TAG at George Air Force Base and then to the 124th Fighter Bomber Squadron of the California Air National Guard at George Air Force Base in May 1953. In June 1955, it was assigned to the 169th Fighter Bomber Squadron of the Illinois Air National Guard at Greater Peoria Airport. In October 1956, it was stored at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. It was dropped from US Air Force inventory in April 1958 and purchased by the Guatemalan Air Force as FAG 351. Don Bull of Sugarland, Texas registered it as N38229 in August 1972 and sold it to Connie and Wilson C. Edwards of Big Spring, Texas in 1978. Heber Costello and HEC Equipment LLC of Oak Grove, Louisiana acquired it on June 5, 2000 and sold it to Chris and Woodson Woods of Woods Aviation in Carefree, Arizona in October 2000. It was registered as N351MX in 2001. Art Vance took it aloft on its first flight following restoration in February 2003. It flies as February, the mount of Jim Brooks, who flew with the 307th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Group of the 15th Air Force.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, P-51D NL351MX February, and McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, P-51D NL351MX February, and McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104. NL85104 flew for the Army Air Corps as 42-105192. It was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 858. Fred Dyson bought it and 42-106396 at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington on October 23, 1947. It was owned by W. Bridges in Jackson, Mississippi from 1952 to 1954. Louis Rice of Marysville, California bought it in 1954 and very quickly sold it to Richard Rowlette of Riverside, California. Walter Brockin, also of Riverside, acquired it in 1955 nd then sold it to W. Keith Larkin of Weather Modification Company in San Jose, California. It was damaged in a wheels up landing near Denver, Colorado in 1958. The Air Museum in Ontario restored it to static display condition in 1959. Restoration of the airframe was begun in 1977. It made its first flight after restoration in 1981, when it acquired its current registration. It is powered by an Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engine.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104.

General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278.

Lockheed C-130H Hercules 96-7325, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed C-130H Hercules 96-7325 of the Air Force Research Center.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron

North American P-51D Mustang NL20TF Bum Steer, McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494  of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, and Fairchild Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang NL20TF Bum Steer, McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, and Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron.

North American P-51D Mustang NL20TF flying as 44-63187 Bum Steer has been registered to Chino Warbirds Incorporated since December 2001. It was rebuilt as a Cavalier T Mk. 2 two seater in the 1960s. It received a new Air Force serial number, 67-14866, and was delivered to the FA Boliviana as FAB 521 on January 19, 1968. It was recovered by Arny Carnegie of Edmonton, Alberta in December 1977 and recieved the Canadian registration C-GXUR. McClain Flight Service of Strathmmore, Alberta bought it in November 1978. Cinema Air of Houston, Texas registered it as N20TF in October 1991.

North American P-51D Mustang NL20TF Bum Steer, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang NL20TF Bum Steer.

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Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle, North American F-86E Sabre NX1F, F-86F N186AM, and  General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle, North American F-86E Sabre NX1F, F-86F N186AM, and General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

North American F-86F Sabre NX186AM has been registered to the Air Museum at Chino since March 1999. Its Air Force serial was 52-5012. Its North American construction number is 191-708. Tom Friedkin of Cinema Air Corporation registered it as N4TF in April 1990. It is powered by a General Electric J47 jet engine.

North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle, North American F-86E Sabre NX1F, F-86F N186AM, and General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle, North American F-86E Sabre NX1F, F-86F N186AM, and General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

North American F-86E Sabre N186AM, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre N186AM.

North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N51JB Bald Eagle.

Sikorsky HH-60G Jayhawk 90-26224, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Sikorsky HH-60G Jayhawk 90-26224.

Homeland Security Eurocopter AS350B3 N3984A, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Homeland Security Eurocopter AS350B3 N3984A.

North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 72-1494 and 74-1627  of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 72-1494 and 74-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, and North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

Sell Art Online North American P-51D Mustang N20TF Bum Steer at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 74-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 74-1627 of the 82nd Air Target Squadron.

General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron.

Sell Art Online General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Viper 88-0466 of the 466th Fighter Squadron at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 and 74-1627 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 72-1494 and 74-1627 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 72-1494 of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron.

Sell Art Online McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II 74-1627 at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, North American F-86F Sabre N186AM, F-86E NX1F Hell er Bust, and F-86F N860AG.

North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

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North American F-86E Sabre N186AM, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre N186AM.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068

North American F-86F Sabre N860AG, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86F Sabre N860AG

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068.

Sell Art Online Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 04-4068 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

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North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre NX1F Hell er Bust.

North American F-86E Sabre N186AM, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86E Sabre N186AM.

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North American F-86F Sabre N860AG, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American F-86F Sabre N860AG.

Fairchild Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron, North American P-51D Mustang NL351MX February, and General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron, North American P-51D Mustang NL351MX February, and General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Warthog 80-0142 of the 357th Fighter Squadron.

General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

North American P-51D Mustang NL351MX February, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang NL351MX February.

Sell Art Online North American P-51D Mustang NL351MX February at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 from Shaw Air Force Base.

Sell Art Online General Dynamics F-16C Viper 91-0398 at the Air Force Heritage Conference: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal and North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal and North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, North American P-51D Mustangs N4151D Galveston Gal and N20TF Bum Steer, and Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing.

North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N4151D Galveston Gal.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Warthog 80-0278 of the 355th Fighter Wing.

North American P-51D Mustang N20TF Bum Steer, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 North American P-51D Mustang N20TF Bum Steer.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2012 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt N4747P Tarheel Hal.


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