The Vero Beach Air Show 2018 hosted the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command F-16 Demo Team along with a Heritage Flight comprised of a Curtiss P-40. Broken into two posts, this first post shows the F-16 flying alone. The second post highlights the Heritage Flight. All the photos were taken during the Friday practice for the weekend show.
Excerpts from the Air Combat Command web site:
The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw AFB, S.C., performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities by one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The team also works with the Air Force Heritage flight, exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-seat, multi-mission fighter with the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to air-to-air role at the touch of a button. With its lightweight airframe and powerful General Electric engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16 can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2.