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Unread post16 Apr 2008, 06:03

My first jet was a T-37 at Williams AFB in Arizona. ATC didn't play by DCC rules then, so the only thing you did with "your" jet was write your name on the forms.

My first Viper, and the first jet I was a real DCC on, was 78-0001. I didn't crew her for long, but she was sweet.
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Unread post16 Apr 2008, 09:34

I thought this was a post before but I'm more than happy to show this picture again, the top one was in 1985, my first jet, F-4D 66-277 and the same jet in the bonyard in 2003.
It left Homestead AFB and went to the Niagra Falls ANG and was retired from there, it was great to see years later and then get my picture taken with it, I loved that freaking pig.
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Unread post16 Apr 2008, 18:52

That would have to be tough to see your favorite jet sitting at the bone yard.
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 00:47

81-0821

She was a family sedan, but she was a pretty good jet. Now residing in AMARC. I had her while stationed at TJ from 84-87.
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 03:45

First jet I was assigned to. 355th TFW 358 FS Davis-Monthan AFB AZ. 75-0301 Its a weapons load trainer at Nellis now. http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1 ... &photo_nr=
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 05:48

Lurch wrote:That would have to be tough to see your favorite jet sitting at the bone yard.


It's tougher seeing jets you knew sitting on the ready line at Tyndall with they're tails painted red. :wink:

I recently did a TDY to Tyndall and got to tour the QF-4 side of the base. I recognized quite a few F-4Es from George AFB from when I was AD in the late 80s that were ready to be converted to drones.
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 06:56

That would have to be tough to see your favorite jet sitting at the bone yard.


It was actually really freaking awesome, at least it made it there was my thinking.
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Unread post18 Apr 2008, 02:20

Heh heh! I still remember when Pops worked in the drone program at Tyndall. When the Sixes were there, I asked if he had seen his old jet there yet. He said, "No, but I know it's coming". Sure enough, he showed me the jet, sitting on "Death Row" at the Drone Runway. I hadn't seen the jet, since it last had a Tyndall tail flash, back in 1984. He said, "Tomorrow, that old gas-guzzlin' sonofabitch is gonna go". IIRC, it was an Viper that shot it down with a Slammer.

If I were a Crew Dog, other than going to the AF Museum, I couldn't think of a better way to see my old bird go out, than in a blaze, helping our current pilots train with their weapon systems.

The F-4D model didn't make it into the FSAT program, but since the Es and the RFs did, both of those birds that he was assigned to ALSO became drones, and are currently sitting in the bottom of the Gulf as well.

I could only assume that his old D model is sitting in AMARG right now. I have no clue where his Eagle is...either in a Guard unit, or also sitting in AMARG. It's a B model, 74-0137, IIRC. I have a pic of it, somewhere back home, but it will be a long time before I get to look for it.
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Unread post17 Jul 2008, 21:45

DAMN!! Alot of you guys make me feel pretty damn old.....
My first jet was FB-111a 66-0246 at Pease A.F.B. in N.H. back in 1979,
I know there's some out their older than me, so speak up damnit !!
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Unread post17 Jul 2008, 23:56

I was stationed at Hahn AB GE. My 1st was 80-0613. George Jaime was my DCC and piloted by Capt Scott Curtis.

Here it is still in action in 1992.
http://www.f-16.net/gallery_item226916.html
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Wrapped up in boneyard in 1994
http://www.f-16.net/gallery_item41782.html
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Unread post18 Jul 2008, 00:34

My first jet was 85-1433 when she was assigned to the 61st at Luke..
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Unread post18 Jul 2008, 02:53

Mine was 88-0155, August 1997. I got her as a Cann bird, hangar queen.
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Unread post18 Jul 2008, 07:35

My first jet was 89-2083 at Moody, I was part of the crew that did acceptance when the plane got there from the factory about a month after I did around Jan/Feb 1991.
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Unread post18 Jul 2008, 14:46

84-1274... I hear she just went to the bone yard a few months ago. Now I'm really feeling OLD
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Unread post19 Jul 2008, 06:27

My first jet solo was in 1974 at No 6 FTS, RAF Finningley, aircraft XP640 was a Jet Provost MK4.


She is now a static exhibit at the Yorkshire Air Museum.


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