Saturday, April 17, 2021

F-16 Jet Fighters to Fly Over Southlake Stars and Stripes Celebration

The 125thFighter Squadron from Tulsa, Oklahoma is adding a special touch to the City’s 12thannual Stars and Stripes celebration.  At 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd, a formation of four F-16 fighter jets will fly right over Town Square during the 2011 Stars and Stripes Patriotic Ceremony.

“It is an honor to be able to support your July 4thcelebration with an F-16 4-ship formation flyover this coming Sunday, “said Captain Chris “Temper” Wells.

Wells is a North Texas hometown hero.  He is originally from Keller and a graduate of Texas A&M.  Three other pilots will join Wells.  They are:  Captain Sam “FNG” Stephens, from Albuquerque, NM; Captain Nick “T-Bone” Moore, from San Antonio, TX; and Captain Rob “Vinny” Vaccariello, fromSan Dimas, CA.

The 125this an Air National Guard unit based out of Tulsa, OK, flying the Block 42, F-16CM. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the Global War on Terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The aircrafts flight pattern will run south from State Highway (S.H. 114) over Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion.  The aircraft will then pull away from Southlake for another event in the area.

For more information about 2011 Stars and Stripes please visit