This is the last of my New York Airshow pictures (it only took me two months to get them all out). Here we have the old and the new. Below, probably the most capable fighter aircraft in the world today: the F-22 Raptor. Above, arguably the best all-round fighter aircraft of the World War II: the P-51 Mustang. Together they form part of the US Air Force Heritage Flight described as follows on its site:

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the Heritage Flight program was founded in 1997. Heritage Flight performances of current fighter/attack aircraft flying with World War II, Korea and Vietnam era fighters dramatically display USAF airpower history and honor the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the USAF. In 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed to keep this popular program flying.

I was quite amazed to see that these two aircraft could fly together like this. I would have thought that the F-22 would not have been able to fly as slow as a P-51 – shows how much I know.

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