Typical aerial event season runs from mid-February through mid-November. Training and certification schedules hinder support from December through February. The 158th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office is the point of contact to coordinate flyovers and static display aircraft requests.
ACC Aerial Events
ACC Aerial Events, or ACC/A3TA, is responsible for scheduling the aerial and public display of ACC aircraft, most notably the F-35, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Viper, and A-10 Thunderbolt demonstration teams. ACC Aerial Events also manages the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program. They coordinate static display and flyover support of ACC aircraft to airshows or expos and other events in the United States and abroad. ACC/A3TA provides the Aerial Control Teams that coordinate and execute AF and Joint flyovers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
ACC Aerial Events Purpose:
- Educate current and future generations on the long-term importance of the USAF;
- Connect with our local communities;
- Showcase American airpower to positively affect recruiting and retention, while enhancing both community and international relations;
- And honor the sacrifices of those currently serving and service members of the past.
EVENT SCHEDULING FOR FLYOVERS & STATIC DISPLAYS
The scheduling process begins by the event sponsor obtaining event approval from the USAF Aerial Events website. This is accomplished by on-line submission of a DD Form 2535 to SAF/PA (obtained on the SAF/PA website).
You must then receive approval from your local FAA Flight Standards District Office, and then forward the completed DD 2535 form to AerialEvents@us.af.mil. Air Force Aerial Events will then notify you if the request is approved. If approved, please forward your completed DD 2535 to the 158th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office (158fw.pa.publicaffairs.us.af.mil) to request F-35 support for your flyover request.
Please note: The event seeking approval must have aerial significance and be at no cost to the government. Once approved by SAF/PA, the event is eligible for support; however, this does not guarantee support. A flying unit must be approved by ACC to support your event.