F-4 Phantoms in the JASDF 302nd squadron farewell

das68das68 Posts: 568 Senior Member


History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.

Enoch Powell

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,025 Senior Member
    WOW Talk about a long lived air frame!!  I worked on E's almost 50 years ago!! Don't see them much around here anymore, they ran out of drones a few years ago!!
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,054 Senior Member
    I remember those engines being very loud. A great looking bird in flight though.
    Beware of false knowledge -- it is often more dangerous than ignorance.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,410 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    I remember those engines being very loud. A great looking bird in flight though.
    Along with the Mustang, my two favorites. 
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,600 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    WOW Talk about a long lived air frame!!  I worked on E's almost 50 years ago!! Don't see them much around here anymore, they ran out of drones a few years ago!!
    I worked on E's from 76 to 78 and I thought that the last one was built in 1981. In that video I saw tail numbers up to 1987 and even one 2007.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,334 Senior Member

    At Korat Thailand, 100 combat missions was a ticket back home.  Some of the F-4 jockeys did some fancy flying  on their 100th. mission return.  One memorable final pass was done by one of our guys who flew the full length of the runway with the afterburners lit at 200 feet altitude- - - - - -inverted!

    I've got a jacket patch stashed away somewhere that says "100 missions on a 2-Baht bus!"


    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 85 Member
    The F-4 was always my favorite as a kid.  I would look at picture of them fully loaded with ordnance and just think they carried enough to overthrow a small country.
  • das68das68 Posts: 568 Senior Member
    edited April 14 #8

    RAF St Athan

     Sqn Ldr Guy Pearse (with an 's' not a 'c') when he was OC Flying at RAF St Athan up till mid '87. However this was not a one off; it had been the custom at St Athan for some years to do a flypast for the groundcrew at the beginning of the delivery flight of an aircraft back to its unit but it was only Guy Pearse who flew between the hangars. Whilst apparently spectacular it was extremely dangerous and irresponsible; any misjudgement would have resulted in catastrophe and carnage in the associated hangars. His successor continued with the low flypast tradition but chose to do his Phantom/Tornado/Hawk flypasts over the line hut out on the airfield where the flypasts could be seen and appreciated by those for whom it was intended and where the risk to people and property was negligible.





    History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.

    Enoch Powell

  • das68das68 Posts: 568 Senior Member
    edited April 14 #9
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    History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.

    Enoch Powell

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,469 Senior Member
    F-4 proves you can fly a brick if you stuff enough engine in it.

    Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,288 Senior Member
    das68 said:
    forum said:
    Did this answer the question? Yes · No

    no question was asked

    The wonky forum software has this - and a bunch of other threads - listed as "questions".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • das68das68 Posts: 568 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    das68 said:
    forum said:
    Did this answer the question? Yes · No

    no question was asked

    The wonky forum software has this - and a bunch of other threads - listed as "questions".
    Did this answer the question? Yes · No

    no.

    History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.

    Enoch Powell

  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,410 Senior Member
    F-4 proves you can fly a brick if you stuff enough engine in it.

    Mike
    Ahh... but what a sexy brick it is!😍
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,334 Senior Member
    Isn't that a line from "Top Gun"?
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,469 Senior Member
    Teach said:
    Isn't that a line from "Top Gun"?
    Might be, but I heard it first from a Marine pilot in the late '70s.

    Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,600 Senior Member
    Teach said:
    Isn't that a line from "Top Gun"?
    Might be, but I heard it first from a Marine pilot in the late '70s.

    Mike
    Could it have been Ned? I believe he flew F-4's back then.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,054 Senior Member
    edited April 14 #17
    I think they also used that phrase in Space Cowboys.

    In reference to the space shuttle.

    Beware of false knowledge -- it is often more dangerous than ignorance.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,469 Senior Member
    Teach said:
    Isn't that a line from "Top Gun"?
    Might be, but I heard it first from a Marine pilot in the late '70s.

    Mike
    Could it have been Ned? I believe he flew F-4's back then.
    It might have been Ned. We all wore camo, even pilots, so who knows?

    Mike

    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,334 Senior Member

    Those two red hot exhausts are a heat-seeking missile's wet dream- - - - - -which sort of reinforces my theory that anybody willing to strap a blowtorch on his butt, and fly around and let people shoot at him has got to be certifiably nuts!  I'm glad the very best of those nutcases happen to be on our side!

    Jerry

     

    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,935 Senior Member
    das68 said:


    That section landing was  good
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,935 Senior Member
    I'm drooling all over myself here
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    I worked on the F-4J when I served in VF-96.  We were attached to the USS Constellation, and spent most of our time in the Gulf of Tonkin.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
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