F-5 to be added to the USAF Heritage Flight Program

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F-5 to be added to the USAF Heritage Flight Program

Post by Dan Gagnon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 pm

The ACC posted their 2019 Demo Team and Heritage Flight Support Manual and it mentions that this year they will be adding the F-5 to the Heritage Flight program! Pretty cool addition and another jet warbird added to go along with the F-86.

Also a side note, the F-22 and F-35 are approved for pyro at airshows.

Here is a link to the support manual:

https://www.acc.af.mil/Portals/92/2019% ... 070630-703
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Post by RFDGuy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:03 pm

Innnnnnnteresting.
So does the USAF even have F-5s any more?
I know the Marines and Navy do.
Would it have to be a civilian F-5 then?
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Post by RyanS » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:24 pm

A little bit of my commentary on it:

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2019/new-air ... -35-demos/

This will be a civvy F-5, the Navy and Marines still use them as aggressors but obviously they wouldn't fly in this. The F-5 seems like a kind of random choice compared to the other iconic aircraft that fly in HFs, but it's pretty much a cheaper option to represent the Vietnam/cold war era. The Collings F-4 and the F-100s could be included but the cost and logistics of those is surely prohibitive.

I'm really excited for this, even though it will probably stay close to a specific region (and I'm guess the West) so I will rarely if ever see it. It's great that they're expanding the program even just a little bit!
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