About the Legacy Flight Program


A Warbird in flight


The following civilian-owned and operated warbirds participate in the Navy Legacy Flight program. These aircraft represent the Navy's living aviation history from WWII through Vietnam.

• AD-4 Skyraider (Douglas A-1 Skyraider)

• Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

• Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

• Douglas A-4B Skyhawk

• Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk

• FG-1D Corsair (Goodyear)

• Grumman F4F Wildcat

• Grumman F6F Hellcat

• Grumman F8F Bearcat

• Vought F4U Corsair

• North American FJ-4B Fury

• North American SNJ

• North American T-2 Buckeye

• North American T-28 Trojan

US Navy F-18's

6 F-18 Hornets flying in formation

The US Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet flight teams perform at airshows across the country. Strike Fighter Squadron 122 (VFA-122), also known as the "Flying Eagles", are the west coast team and Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106), also known as the "Gladiators", are the east coast team.

With the Legacy Flight Program, shows pair up the Super Hornets and fly in formation with classic warbirds like the F-4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat.

Visit TACDEMO's Facebook page

Civilian Pilots


The US Navy approves a select group of civilian pilots to fly their warbirds in formation with the TACDEMO F-18's. 2019 qualified pilots are:

Alan Anders AD-4

Ray Dieckman F8F, F6F, F4U

Mark Hubbard F6F, F4U 

Peter Kline T-2

Dan McCue F4U-5

Stuart Milson F4U, N-T28, DC-AD1, G-F6F, and H-FB-11

Rich Sugden FJ4, T2, TA-4J, T-28

Jim Tobul F4U, SNJ

Edward Vesely SB2C Helldiver

Paul Wood A4, AD-4

Photo Galleries & Videos


A gallery of previous shows, videos and new air show photos coming as the season progresses!


Aerial view of F-18's lined up on the ground and F-18 hornet flying next to a warbird

Find info on upcoming shows, show requirements, show organizer info, ICAS & Calendar


Blue and white warbird on the tarmac

If your business is interested in sponsoring the Legacy Flight, please contact us.

We also encourage everyone to patronize the sponsors of all the airshows that bring us to your area!