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It is snowing today in Kansas so I thought I would scan some slides.  I happened upon a box of F-4 pictures I have not seen in a while...

When I was assigned to Osan AB, ROK in 1988 to 89, I was fortunate to be assigned to go TDY to Hickam AFB, HI to transfer some of the 51st TFW's F-4Es back to the US for conversion to F-4G Wild Weasels, as well as transferring our brand new F-16C Block 30 on their way out to Korea.

We departed Osan in a C-130 to get out to Kadena AB, Okinawa. The next morning we boarded a 22d ARW KC-10A and escorted three former 51st TFW F-4Es to Hickam. From Hickam, they would pick up another tanker in a few days to take them to Ogden ALC at Hill AFB, UT for the F-4G conversion.

Between refuellings I got on the headset and asked the crews to pose the aircraft behind the KC-10s so I could take some 'portraits' of the jets.

I hope you enjoy the shots!
 
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thefightingfalcon08 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
F-16 lands with half a wing.

The best I've seen was "I bet the Crew Chief was pissed."
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw that article.  Actually wings are pretty easy to change on the F-16. I assisted on two wing changes on early F-16As, back in the day.
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thefightingfalcon08 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :)
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
www.usafe.af.mil/shared/media/… is a view of the finger braces. There are four (i think) of these on the top and bottom of the wings.. You pull off the TE Flaperon as well as all of the rotary actuators for the LE flaps www.eielson.af.mil/shared/medi…
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ZaidABRahman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Do you got Instagram? Would love to see these in my feed sometime!
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No sir. I am not on any other websites. Glad you enjoy the shots!
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AltitudeDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
thank you for the fave and setting me strait on that upload lol i stand correct. YAY im learning
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:) What are you learning to fly in?
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AltitudeDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
a simple aircraft really Cessna 172 skyhawk im taking a computer course but have flown twice with a pilot, handling the aircraft was so much fun, but being up in the sky was just wow! it was so amazing ever sense then i always wanted to be in the sky 
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I really enjoy flying the 172!  Here is an airplane that was at my FBO in AZ
My ride to Willie by F16CrewChief

The company I work at has a fling club w/ G1000 equipped 172, 182, 206 and G36 Bonanzas.

I was fortunate to get to attend 208B flight training last year as well.
Awaiting the Next Crew... by F16CrewChief
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