Alaskan F-16s

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Alaskan F-16s

  1. 1. Alaskan F-16’s <ul><li>These twenty photos were sent by Wade Ramsey on 10 November 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>There was little information accompanying the photos. I have added captions which may be of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Donald A. Brewer 11 November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery, AL </li></ul>
  2. 2. F-16 with flaps set for takeoff on an autumn day in Alaska.
  3. 3. The AK tail markings indicate 354 th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, AK .
  4. 4. Your afterburner is showing!
  5. 5. The Oct 2008 Air Force Magazine has an article on the huge Alaskan Range Complex .
  6. 6. The F-16’s are painted as Aggressor aircraft, 18 th Aggressor Squadron, 35 th Wing
  7. 7. These aircraft are painted for ease of recognition during exercises
  8. 8. They are aggressors in Code Thunder, Cobra Gold, Northern Edge and Red Flag Alaska.
  9. 9. Eielson AFB is now equipped to handle some 1200 aircraft during exercises .
  10. 10. Mount McKinley provides a wonderful backdrop .
  11. 11. I’m guessing self portrait in the rear seat of the F-16D
  12. 12. Hostile terrain from which to walk
  13. 13. He is getting paid to do this, with Mount McKinley in the background
  14. 14. Beautiful Echelon.
  15. 15. Closer to Mount McKinley
  16. 16. The KC-135 tanker also bears AK markings.
  17. 17. Leader lagging a bit; 2, 3 and 4 perfect
  18. 18. The 18 th Aggressor Squadron is scheduled to increase to 24 aircraft .
  19. 19. Exercises here may include aircraft from allied air forces.
  20. 20. F-16D two place version, for training
  21. 21. Control stick in on the right console in the F-16
  22. 22. <ul><li>If you detect errors, please advise. </li></ul><ul><li>The End </li></ul>

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