Legacy of Liberty expands its lineup

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Holloman Air Force Base will host its Legacy of Liberty Air Show on May 7 and May 8.

The Legacy of Liberty performance line-up expanded to include the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team and a P-51 Heritage Flyover.

"The P-51 Heritage Flight involves a flyover by a P-51, F-35, and A-10. The P-51 is a fighter bomber used during WWII, the Korean War, and other conflicts," a Holloman Air Force Base news release states. "The A-10C Thunderbolt II is a twin-engine jet aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces that is used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles."

Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, and two P-51 Mustangs during the 2022 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 6, 2022. During the course, aircrew practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. The HFTC is also intended to certify airshow pilots for the upcoming airshow season.
Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, and two P-51 Mustangs during the 2022 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 6, 2022. During the course, aircrew practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. The HFTC is also intended to certify airshow pilots for the upcoming airshow season.

Legacy of Liberty will also feature performances from teams including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, U.S. Academy Wings of Blue, Black Daggers Parachute Team and Joint Terminal Aircraft Controllers.

There will also be static displays ranging from the F-16 Viper to historical aircraft such as those flown during World War II, the Korea Conflict, the Cold War and the Southeast Asia War, also known as the Vietnam War.

Legacy of Liberty is open to the public. Performances will be the same each day. General admission and parking are free.

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To get to Legacy of Liberty, enter through the West Gate, which is usually used a commercial gate. Base passes are not required for this event.

From the entrance, Legacy of Liberty attendees will be directed to parking areas where shuttles will be available to transport attendees to the event's entrance.

There are some items that are permitted and others that are not permitted at the event.

The permitted items include folding chairs, purses, diaper bags, strollers, outside food, outside non-glass water bottles, outside non-alcoholic beverages, large umbrellas, tents, awnings, sunscreen, blankets service animals and ear protection.

The prohibited items include ice chests or coolers, large bags, duffel bags, briefcases, large camera bags, backpacks (diaper bags are permitted so long as attendee has an infant or small child with them), drones, all weapons regardless of permit, firearms, knives including pocketknives and multi-tools, pepper spray, Tasers, alcoholic beverages, pets other than service animals, glass containers, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades and skateboards.

For more information about Legacy of Liberty contact the 49th Wing Public Affairs Office at 575-572-7381 or 49wg.paoffice@us.af.mil or visit holloman.af.mil/OPEN-HOUSE.

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