Former Marine Miles Lagoze hopes his film "Combat Obscura" will alter the "sanitized and sanctified view of the military".
Warbirds, New Fighters Fly in Unison
The 2015 Heritage Flight at Davis-Monthan AFB on February 26. On the sun-drenched flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Friday morning, a World War II-vintage P-47 Thunderbolt sputtered and smoked to life. A couple of hundred feet across the taxiway, a modern-day F-16 Fighting Falcon warmed up its jet engine with a shrill roar. A few minutes later, the two planes flew nearly wingtip to wingtip as they practiced formation flying over D-M's airfield. The skies above Tucson will feature some unusual sights and sounds through the weekend as a mix of historic warplanes and newer fighters perform air-show practice at Davis-Monthan. During the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at D-M, which runs through Sunday, civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighters practice flying in formation and earn certifications in preparation for air-show season.