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Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 30 Nov 2018, 15:03
by Gums
Salute!

Prolly should have a separate thread dealing with Tyndall recovery, but here goes anyway.

As an all too often participant in surviving these storms, I cautioned all about taking the news about Tyndall with a grain of salt. Plus, I looked at the aerial recce done by NOAA and made my comments.
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Tyndall elementary school opens a week from Monday. The principal said only one building was damaged too badly to use. So much for "devastating, complete loss", etc.
Local rag says "many" airmen returning already.
I hope to get more intell and may get a chance to get over to the base next week, as wife has a medical appointment at PC Beach. Her primary venue in downtown PC is still being repaired and some very expensive medical equipment is being shipped or repaired.
I still have not been able to talk with any Raptor pilots, but I'll keep on keeping on.

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Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2018, 13:00
by tbarlow
Anyone have any word yet on the QF-16's they couldn't fly out?

Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 10 Dec 2018, 01:49
by weasel1962
Looks like this thread can eventually be shifted into the F-35 forum.

Air Force wants to house three F-35 squadrons at rebuilt Tyndall, move Raptors permanently
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your ... rmanently/

Smart move. F-35A basing will need new infrastructure anyway so might as well do that at Tyndall.

Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 15:55
by Gums
Salute!

Interesting to see they are planning for up to three years. If so, guess they would treat personnel as on a basic two - three year tour as we vets saw during a career.

https://www.thedestinlog.com/news/20190 ... or-3-years

Biggest infrastructure issue here is housing, especially for the enlisted. Plenty of motels and hotels for the TDY folks, and a new one is going in by the east gate as we speak The single family homes are very expensive in Niceville and Val-p because we are surrounded by water and the Eglin ranges. Hell, they use one small range complex a coupla miles from me for the Spectre and you can hear the big cannon easily, as well as the Bofors and new gatling gun.Shlimar and such are cheaper, and have more apartment complexes. I feel base housing will focus upon the enlisted, and when a chunk of F-35 left there are a few dozen places ready for business.

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Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 23:41
by n3sk
F-22’s have been here since after the storm, but are rare to see( one did come check out my fire) I think they do that old vertical takeoff like they do at Tyndall. I live in the flight path of Eglin, it shakes my house when they do the turn and burn by the Genersls house. It’s really cool seeing the T-38’s as well. They are one of my favorite aircraft. It’s a pleasure seeing these aircraft in the sky above me. Good show!

Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2019, 22:48
by Gums
Salute!

Update this week and maybe janitors could check the local rag for Tyndall news

https://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Tynda ... 50711.html

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More good news

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2019, 18:50
by Gums
Salute!

More good local news for Tyndall

https://www.thedestinlog.com/news/20190 ... -michael/1

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Re: Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" amid questions about F-22s

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2019, 19:07
by sprstdlyscottsmn
That IS good news.