Heritage Flights


A vintage P-47 Thunderbolt and an F-16 Fighting Falcon perform a heritage flight over San Antonio Oct. 11 as part of the 182nd Fighter Squadron's 60th anniversary celebration. The squadron, which belongs to the Texas Air National Guard 149th Fighter Wing, traces its heritage to the 396th Fighter Squadron, which flew P-47s in combat during World War II. For the Oct. 11 flight, Robbie Vajdos of Louise, Texas, flew the P-47 from the Lone Star Flight Museum, in Galveston, Texas. Lt. Col. John Kane of the 182nd FS piloted the F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Mike Arellano)