Aerial demonstration approved for graduation events

Special to The Tribune
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This year's academy graduation week events will include flyover performances of historical U.S. military aircraft provided by privately owned aerial demonstration teams according to academy officials.

More than a dozen pilots from multiple teams will volunteer their time to fly vintage aircraft during the 2013 Organizational Awards Parade on May 27, the Graduation Parade on May 28 and the Graduation Ceremony on May 29.

The pilots volunteered their service to "honor the cadets and families," said Tyson Voelkel, president of Texas Flying Legends Museum.

Scheduled teams include a group of privately-owned T-33 aircraft, the Texas Flying Legends, the Mile High Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation and the National Museum of WWII Aviation based in Colorado Springs. Participating aircraft will include the B-25J, P-47, P-51D, P-40K, FG1D, FM2 and TBM-3E.

Information regarding the US Air Force Academy graduation can be found on www.usafa.af.mil under the graduation link.

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