Warbirds take to the skies over Vicksburg, Tallulah for training

Published 4:20 pm Saturday, October 19, 2019

The skies above Vicksburg and neighboring Madison Parish have been a buzz in recent days as more than a dozen Warbirds have converged on the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport for training.

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation and Museum is serving as co-host to the North American Training Association to more than 40 pilots participating in a three-day training session to earn their formation flying cards. The training was scheduled to conclude Saturday.

“We are pleased to once again host this clinic in partnership with NATA and bring pilots from all over the United States, here for this great opportunity while providing a nice economic impact for Vicksburg and Tallulah,” Southern Heritage Air Foundation Chief Pilot and Board Member Jimmy Fordham said.

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Formations of Warbirds have filled the skies around Vicksburg and Tallulah since Thursday and even included pre-game flyovers Friday evening at Vicksburg, St. Aloysius and Warren Central home football games.

For more information on the Southern Heritage Air Foundation and Museum, visit their website at southernheritageair.org.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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