U.S. Navy Legacy Flight


The U.S. Navy Legacy Flight program matches today's frontline fighters with their predecessors in close flight maneuvers at air shows nationwide. USN F/A-18F "Rhino" fighters, F/A-18G "Growler" Electronic Countermeasure aircraft, F-35C Legacy II fly on the wing of World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters.

The US Navy's F/A-18F Super Hornet "Rhino" TACDEMO 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.

In addition to high-performance tactical F/A-18 demonstrations with a single Rhino, VFA-106 and VFA-122 also participate in "Legacy Flight " shows in which F/A-18's fly in formation with classic warbirds like the F4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat.  Legacy Flight performances provide a unique comparison between the past and present, and they provide some great photo opportunities.  In addition, F/A-18G electronic countermeasure "Growlers" will be performing flight demonstrations at airshows, and then Legacy Flight flying performances with the same type of legacy warbird aircraft.