But why today? Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.
There are a Bazillion odd fact pages on the Internets. Duck quacks don’t echo and cat piss glows in the dark. Yeah, yeah, but we have Hitler’s home phone number.
01 DEC 1982, Hahn AB, West Germany- F-16A 80-0564, Call Sign “Curl 8” of the 313th FTS, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing crashed on landing at Hahn Airbase. The pilot, First Lieutenant Rick French, ejected safely.
Ever wonder where your jet wound up? Put in storage at AMARC or maybe flown as a drone and then blew away by some F-22 jock. The lucky ones get put in museums or on a stick or maybe they’re a Gate Guard.
23 SEP 2000-First Lieutenant Doyle Pompa ejected safely at 7:45 hours. The location was fourteen miles southwest of Sells, Arizona on the Barry M. Goldwater range.
JAN 19 2007, Owens Lake, CA-An F-16C (84-1279) assigned to the 194th “Griffins” FS , 144th FW, Fresno ANG Base, crashed near Owens Lake in remote eastern California, but the pilot safely ejected and was not hurt. An engine failure in the jet caused the pilot to bail out, Guard officials said. The jet (#84-1279) [...]
I was a Flight Chief as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force.
It was 1983 at Laughlin AFB, Texas. I was working in Whiskey Flight in the T-38 Branch when Chief Melton called me to his office. When I got there, my neighbor and friend Alan Jones was already there. The Chief got right down to business.
Real Thunderbirds will get this.
HUD recording with audio. This post is exclusively for Patrons of the Lucky Puppy. This happened in 1989.
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