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A long chapter in the operational history of the F-15 Eagle was closed out on 31 March 1995 when the 550th Fighter Squadron was inactivated and the last of their assigned F-15 aircraft moved to Seymour-Johnson AFB.

The first F-15 arrived at Luke in November 1974 and there were a total of four fighter squadrons assigned to Luke's assigned wings at the zenith of F-15 ops in the 1980s with

The 426th TFTS (Tactical Fighter Training Squadron) operating F-15A f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… , F-15B f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… and F-15D f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… model aircraft.

The 461 TFTS/ FS (Fighter Squadron) Operating F-15A f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… , F-15B f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… and F-15E f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… model Aircraft

The 550th TFTS/ FS operating F-15A f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… , F-15B f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… , F-15D f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… and the F-15E f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… and later under the 56th FW f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…

and the 555th TFTS/ FS operating the F-15A f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… , F-15B f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… F-15D f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar… and F-15E f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…

Enjoy this look back to the final days of the last operational F-15Es assigned to the 550th Fighter Squadron and the 56th Fighter Wing.

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Schwann90 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, i would like to share my admiration for your aircraft pictures, they re very good and truly inspiring, its all i was looking for.
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:iconfirehawk171:
Big Mistake for the Politicians to remove F-15C/D/E's from Luke AFB, miss seeing them there. I bought the Triple Nickel Shoulder Patch before they were disbanded and the birds were relocated to another base
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F16CrewChief 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I was happy to have been able to photograph so many Luke Eagles 'back in the day'...

Light Grey F-15C/Ds are getting pretty rare these days.
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:iconfirehawk171:
Yeah there getting pretty rare, F-22 Raptor is taking over all there Air Superiority Duties.
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F16CrewChief 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Yessir. I think the only active duty F-15Cs are at Kadena and Nellis. I believe Oregon, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts are the ANG operators. Montana was an Eagle unit, but I think they are going to Herks soon if they have not swapped missions already.
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Crypto-137 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav man, it means a lot coming from you!
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F16CrewChief 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Anytime!  Have you gotten a chance to fly in the 162?
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Crypto-137 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish! The owner still don't trust 100% to even let us taxi it around.
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F16CrewChief 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Castoring nosewheels get a bit of getting used to.  I got a nose sitter Helio Courier stuck w/ the nosewheel tire cocked 90 degrees once during an engine runup when I turned the airplane too sharply.  I had to shut down to get out and kick the large 6.00x6 nose wheel straight again
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You're welcome.
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