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Old 09-15-2016, 04:09 PM
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Nice write up. I was stationed there from '92-'94. The F-111s were just leaving and the F-15's and F-16's were just showing up. Most looks the same, except there appear to be buildings on the ramp where the airplanes used to be parked.

I did fly out of the airport in town a few times (it does still look remarkably similar), but two people in a C-150 didn't get very high. I had to learn to play glider pilot to get any altitude. I got tired of the wind and heat and hung it up until I got to Washington.

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Old 09-15-2016, 08:27 PM
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Have to add my 2 cents. I was stationed at Mountain Home AFB from 1995-2000. I was in AMMO or 2W051A. I think that was my AFSC. I also recognize the Wolfpack picture, in fact have a Wolfpack clock on my office wall. Was stationed at Kunsan Airbase in 97-98. Good times gentlemen.

For my private practical I flew to Brownwood, Texas. I was early, and while waiting for the DPE I walked around outside and discovered an F-111 static display with MO on the side. Amazing how life comes back full circle.

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Old 09-16-2016, 12:08 AM
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Nice write up. I was stationed there from '92-'94. The F-111s were just leaving and the F-15's and F-16's were just showing up. Most looks the same, except there appear to be buildings on the ramp where the airplanes used to be parked.

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Steve, I think what you're referring to are shade hangars. ACC put them up at most bases over the past 10 years or so to park the jets under cover.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:38 AM
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WoW! Love that pic!!
It would make a great wallpaper for october calendar!
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:50 PM
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Good job not rolling the courtesy car!
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:46 PM
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Out of curiosity I checked the old flight records for the tail number of that jet on a stick - logged a 3.5 in it on Sep 5 '86 while going through the RTU. Rented a house with a fellow student in Grand View - you've brought back some mostly fond memories (except getting fouled off the range while flying with the DO as my WSO). Was back there for the last two years of 111 operation and got to (had to?) fly the airplane with my name on it to the boneyard. Have been enjoying your posts.

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Old 09-18-2016, 03:40 PM
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Scott--

What a wonderful trip you had and thank you so much for posting it here for us to enjoy vicariously. I don't want to take away from your thread here, but I thought you might like this video I took last year with a religious theme. The music was composed in 1797 and apparently the original Mormon settlers sung it. It seemed appropriate for a flight out of Brigham City, UT. Welcome home!

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Thanks for sharing and taking us along with you.
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:27 PM
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Thanks so much, Scott. I really appreciate the sharing of your fantastic trip with me and the VAF crew.

My building-batteries are now overcharged ... can't wait to get my bird in the air. Please let me know if you head out to KHAF .. the fog's gone now for the summer.
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:39 PM
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