Four iconic fighter aircraft symbolizing the history of the United States Air Force will soar over Circuit of The Americas track in a pre-race tribute prior to the start of the inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov.18 at 1:00 p.m. CST. This Heritage Flight, an aerial display of U.S. combat history will be piloted by Captain Garrett Dover in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Dan Friedkin and Tom Gregory in two World War II-vintage P-51 Mustangs and Steve Hinton in a WWII vintage P-38 Lightning.
The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that honors the heritage of USAF air power and proudly supports the USAF's recruiting efforts by flying vintage fighter planes with today's state of the art fighter aircraft in close formation. Heritage Flight performances involve current USAF fighter aircraft piloted by Air Combat Command pilots and certified civilian HF pilots. For more information on the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program, visit: www.acc.af.mil/aerialevents/heritageflight/index.asp or www.AirForceHeritageFlight.org.