I saw this plane in Kuwait. It was being flown by the New Mexico Air Guard but pilots from Andrews Air Force Base were in charge of it. The control tower was Bangledeshi thats the only person I saw enter the control tower. I saw a F-14 two seater flown by to off duty pilots just outside of that parked configuration of F-16C/D Lot 25 planes. Some retired pilots also flew them one was a Captain and he came in from Spain once in one of them and they had a party on the runway in the parking area and he never flew it again. The quality of the fuel was bad because the airport though new was previously owned by captured people and valuable so the rules were that they were able to stay and prevent the airport from being supported locally. So we didnt have any support and they dont fly well with exported fuel. The United Kingdom supervised the head hanger and the retired Captain was the highest ranking U.S. outdoor hanger personnel. The fuel was bad.
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2012 12:05:46 PM CET
This aircraft arrived at Hahn earliest in 1986, if not early 1987. I cannot have been at Hahn in 1982 -- sorry, then, Hahn had A/B models...
This plane was in the 496th TFS before the war, then transferred to the 10th...
Posted by Guest on Wed 11 Jul 2007 09:01:59 PM CEST
Good eye, Bob, this girl wasn't even off the assembly line in 1984.
Posted by Guest on Fri 16 Dec 2005 08:40:08 PM CET
Del Earnheart, MSgt (Ret.)
She was in Phase the first and last day of the war.
Posted by Guest on Wed 10 Aug 2005 10:26:21 PM CEST
If you notice the year marking, there is no way this aircraft was at Hahn in 82! Nor 84 for that matter
Posted by Guest on Fri 13 May 2005 12:17:13 AM CEST
A/C 84-1299 NOW WITH THE 177TH FW N.J. ANG. WHEN WE GOT HER SHE STILL HAD THE BOMB MARKINGS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CANOPY. TSGT HECTOR VAZQUEZ CREW CHIEF
Posted by Guest on Sat 09 Apr 2005 03:01:20 AM CEST
This baby was in my flight back at Hahn in 1982, this is the tail flashes I remember with Hawk (Hahn Hawk) as we nick named them.....nice to see the old girl again. 82 to 85 Exp and Maint Ops Senior Controller - Retired SMSgt Tom Wharton...Happy Hahn...the good ole days!
Posted by Guest on Tue 08 Feb 2005 04:37:40 AM CET
This photo was taken at Al Dafhra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates during Desert Storm. The A/C was assigned to the 10th TFS Hahn Air Base. Note the Falcons on the Vert. Stab and just behind the canopy. The 50th TFW was the only wing allowed this type of insignia on its A/C in USAFE. I was the crew chief on 84-300 stationed at the same base.
Posted by Guest on Wed 12 May 2004 08:45:57 PM CEST
Del Earnheart, MSgt (ret)
I was the crew chief on this jet then.
Posted by Guest on Tue 11 May 2004 05:24:59 PM CEST