Modern day F-104 operations (Starfighters)

Unread postPosted: 23 Aug 2019, 23:19
by basher54321
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.



Re: Modern day F-104 operations (Starfighters)

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2019, 01:59
by jetblast16
Thank you for posting that!!

Re: Modern day F-104 operations (Starfighters)

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2019, 02:03
by tbarlow
The howl of that J79 on takeoff brought back memories!!! :applause:

Re: Modern day F-104 operations (Starfighters)

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2020, 01:39
by nastle
i wonder how the F-104A/G would have fared against the sukhoi Su-15TM if they ever met in combat