Modern day F-104 operations (Starfighters)

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basher54321

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Unread post23 Aug 2019, 23:19

https://theaviationist.com/2019/08/23/watch-starfighters-tf-104-intercept-and-escort-one-more-orbit-g650er-world-record-flight-to-nasas-ksc/

On Jul. 11, 2019, a Starfighters’ TF-104, intercepted a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet registration A7-GCD involved in “One More Orbit” the Round-the-World record breaking flight over Palm Beach International Airport and escorted it to the Kennedy Space Center to landing at the end of the record flight.


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Unread post24 Aug 2019, 01:59

Thank you for posting that!!
Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post24 Aug 2019, 02:03

The howl of that J79 on takeoff brought back memories!!! :applause:
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Unread post02 Jun 2020, 01:39

i wonder how the F-104A/G would have fared against the sukhoi Su-15TM if they ever met in combat

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