Warrior Flight Team In The News

 Warrior Flight Team Answers A Nation's Call

For decades, military aviation has answered the call to perform aircraft fly overs for events ranging from national sporting events to ceremonies for the interment of veterans. With recent budget constraints, these meaningful fly overs have fallen victim to Department of Defense cuts. Knowing the importance these events can play, the Warrior Flight Team has stepped forward to perform these fly overs for our nation.

If you, or your organization, would like a professional fly over, by military pilots in military jets or warbirds, contact the Warrior Flight Team.

 

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Warrior Flight Team Honors a Hero

Fallen Airmen Welcomed Home After 44 Years

Early on the morning of 23 Sept, 2013, a group of aviators gathered together to accomplish a mission.  It was a diverse group of flyers from the warbird and air show communities; many of them veteran Naval Aviators. For them, this day was different. No longer concerned with show lines and smoke oil, these men and women had gathered together to pay a long overdue tribute to two of America’s fallen heroes from the Vietnam War. Together these flyers were about to make history, by flying 8 civilian aircraft as part of a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

 

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A Tribute To A Hero

The Warrior Flight Team would like to pay tribute to an American hero who was recently lost. LCDR Paul "Swampy" Marsh, USN, passed away Dec 5th at the age of 89. He left behind a legacy of selfless service to our nation.

 

LCDR Marsh was born in Topeka, KS and raised in Brainerd, Minn. He grew up on a farm learning, at an early age, the hard work required for success in life. He enlisted in the US Navy in Oct 1943 with selection to the V-12 and V-5 Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) training. His dream of flying fighter aircraft became a reality when he was selected to fly the most advanced, and capable aircraft in the US Navy - the FG1 Corsair. His first operational squadron was VF-16A flying the FG1 and F4U-4 Corsair in the same air wing as the future President George Bush.

 

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