ACC Aerial Events, or ACC/A3TA, is responsible for scheduling the aerial and public display of ACC aircraft, most notably the F-35 (the Vermont Air National Guard's upcoming mission), 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 U.S., 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:
1. Educate current and future generations on the long-term importance of the USAF; 2. connect with our local communities; 3. showcase American airpower to positively affect AF recruiting and retention, while enhancing community/international relations, and 4. honor the sacrifices of those currently serving and service members of the past.
2018 ACC F-16 Demo/HF Flight Schedule
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.
EVENT SCHEDULING FOR FLYOVERS & STATIC DISPLAYS
The scheduling process begins by the event sponsor obtaining event approval from the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs website. This is accomplished by on-line submission of a DD Form 2535 to SAF/PA (obtained on the SAF/PA website).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.
HONOR GUARD REQUEST
To request the presence of a VTANG-supported Honor Guard, please complete and submit the following form.
PLEASE SEND ALL COMPLETED REQUESTS TO 158 FW PUBLIC AFFAIRS VIA EMAIL
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