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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to Fairshild-Republic A-10A Warthogs, Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call Hersules, Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawks of the Customs and Border Protection Serice, and AMARG.

April 15, 2012: Static Displays at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Static Displays at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 15, 2012 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona to commemorate the state centennial. On Sunday, April 15, I photographed the static displays at the open house.

April 13, 2012: Arrival Day for Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Arrival Day for Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 13, 2012 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is hosting Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona to commemorate the state centennial. On Friday the thirteenth, the day before the open house, participants in the flight demonstration program practiced their acts and several airplanes arrived to be placed on static display.

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

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.

March 8, 2011: Air Traffic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Air Traffic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 8, 2011 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to the Fairchild Republic A-10A Warthogs of the 355th Wing, Lockheed EC-130Hs of the 43rd Electronics Combat Squadron, and aircraft of the US Customs and Border Protection Service. Due to the good flying weather, it often hosts visiting aircraft from around the country. It is also home to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the place where US military aircraft go when they are retired. Some of those aircraft are refurbished and used again. Here is a selection of aircraft flying at Davis-Monthan on March 8, 2011.

March 4, 2011: Air Force Heritage Conference, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Air Force Heritage Conference, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 4, 2011 A popular feature at airshows is the Air Force Heritage Flight, in which modern jets fly in formation with vintage warbirds. Each year the participants in the Heritage Flight practice their formation flying before the airshow season at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

March 20, 2010: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airshow

Aerospace and AZ Days Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted Aerospace and AZ Days over the weekend of March 20-21, 2010. On Saturday, the day started chilly, but temperatures rose to the high 70s by late afternoon. A crowd of hundreds of thousands were treated to a wide variety of aerial demonstrations featuring a Search and Rescue demonstration, a Customs Agency smuggling interdiction, a performance by a Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Patriots Jet Demonstration Team, a demonstration by a Globemaster III from Altus Air Force Base, flyovers by a U-2S from Beale Air Force Base, parachutists of the Wings of Blue team from the Air Force Academy, flybys by a Flying Fortress and Mustang, aerobatics by Ed Hammill in a Pitts S-2C, an Air Force Heritage Flight composed of a Skyraider and a Thunderbolt I, and concluded with the USAF Thunderbirds.

November 5, 2000: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airshow

Davis-Monthan AFB Airshow, November 5, 2000 part 1: Davis Monthan Air Force Base hosted an Airshow on November 5, 2000. The first part of the airshow video features a MiG-17, a McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagles, a Sikorsky H-60 Blackhawk helicopter, a McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, and Arizona Air National Guard General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons.

Davis-Monthan AFB Airshow, November 5, 2000 part 2: Davis Monthan Air Force Base hosted an Airshow on November 5, 2000. The third part of the airshow video features Arizona Air National Guard General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons, a Hawker Hunter, a North American F-86 Sabre, a Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, and Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey.

Davis-Monthan AFB Airshow, November 5, 2000 part 3: Davis Monthan Air Force Base hosted an Airshow on November 5, 2000. The third part of the airshow video features Julie Clark performing aerobatics in her Beechcraft T-34 Mentor and the USAF Thunderbirds.

March 17, 1990: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airshow

Davis-Monthan AFB Airshow, March 17, 1990 part 1: Davis-Monthan AFB hosted an airshow on March 17, 1990. The show opened with flybys of North American OV-10A Broncos, McDonnell-Douglas A-10A Thunderbolt IIs, General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons, LTV A-7D Corsairs, a North American QF-100D Super Sabre, and a Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call.


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