About

Falcon Warbirds is located at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona.


We are the home base of a group of pilots who share their love of aviation by providing quality public access to genuine, classic warbird airplanes — for display, guided tours, missing man memorial flights, ash dispersal flights, and exhibition formation demonstrations for airshows and other events.


The aircraft are fully restored ex-military planes and the pilots are highly experienced in every aspect formation flying.

Beautiful

Tight formation flights are designed to display expert flying skills and the capabilities of the aircraft. If you love aviation this is just beautiful to watch.

Exciting

These pilots provide exciting and memorable performances that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics.

Respectful

Flights are performed by pilots familiar with appropriate protocol. The impact of the Missing Man Memorial Flight is profoundly moving.

Safe

The warbird aircraft are fully restored ex-military planes and the pilots are highly experienced in every aspect of safe formation flying.

WARBIRD AIRSHOWS

Formation Flying
Missing Man Memorial
Ash Dispersal Flights
Aircraft Display
Tours

Falcon Warbirds, formation flying in Mesa, Arizona.

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Falcon Warbird aircraft flying in formation for airshow.

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AZ Warbird Services

  • · Aircraft Display - Exhibition
  • · Guided Tours of Aircraft
  • · Formation Flying - Airshows
  • · Missing Man Memorials
  • · Ash Dispersal Flights
  • · Memorial Day Fly-Overs
  • · Veteran's Day Honor Fly-Ins

Classic Military Trainers

for display or performance

It's a rare sight. You can hear, almost feel, them as they approach, the unmistakable rumble of heavy aircraft.


These are not your cute lightweight hobby planes. These are true military trainers. Spectators stand transfixed and hold their cameras steady. Then in come the planes, flying low over the crowd in tight formation, smoke trailing behind. It's a truly impressive experience.


Pilots intensely focus on their flight leader, keeping close and quickly responding to orders. Those orders mostly come through hand signals, and the group can complete entire flights and cycle through several formations without saying a word over the radio. Sometimes the hand signals are augmented by a wobble of the rudder or other meaningful oscillations. The pilots that fly in these warbird formations are civilians; it is required that each one has been trained, tested and issued a formation wingman's certification.

Missing Man Memorial

Not Just for Military

"I’ve never experienced anything like it. Truly profound. I’ll never forget it."


The Missing Man Formation was originally an aerial salute honoring a veteran who has died, performed as an aircraft flyover at a funeral or memorial event. In all variations of this demonstration, the “missing” aircraft acts as a designation of the Veteran who has passed away, symbolizing their departure to the heavens. The heartfelt response from the crowd goes beyond explanation. When that single plane pulls up with smoke on and flies off alone into the horizon as if never to be seen again, there is a profound unrehearsed moment of silence. Even the most stoic soul among those on the ground involuntarily sheds a tear over the helplessness and finality of losing their dear friend.


The Missing Man Formation is available to anyone wishing to add a profound visual effect to the process of saying final good-byes to a loved one. Neither you nor anyone in your group or family need be military or even a pilot of any sort. To schedule a Missing Man Flyover or have questions answered please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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