Friday, July 6, 2012


 U.S. Air Force video by TSgt. Rebecca Zannetti
This is a nice job on flight ops of one my favorite aircraft the BUFF. I can remember watching these bug boys due MITO's from Mather back in the early 80's when I was a firefighter. Back in those days the 325 BW had 4 G model;s and 5 tankers on 24 hour 365 day nuclear alert. They used to do elephant walks all the time day and night to test readiness of the alert team,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blast from the past

A couple of nice photo's of F-15C's from the 32TFG Soesterberg AB, NL. I was lucky to be stationed there from Nov 87 till Nov 91 and deploy to Incirlik during Desert Storm. The photo's are of 81-0049 which unfortunately was lost off the Norfolk, England  coast after a catastrophic engine failure, the pilot ejected and was OK. This ended the over 70,000 accident free hours that the unit had amassed. The  other is 79-0032 which was the only jet left with the Wolfhound nose art.

Soesterberg was a great assignment it's too bad it was closed when force reductions hit.