Ellington Field 6-26-2014
Photos and text by: Bill Havel
A friend and fellow spotter sent me a text that 3, QF-16s from Holloman AFB were on the ramp so I high-tailed it over to catch them before they left. This was my first opportunity to see the QF-16 and I didn’t want to miss it. At first I assumed they would all be Alpha model jets, but I soon learned only one was, serial number 82-986. The other two are Charlie model Block 30s. Over the past few years I’ve caught quite a few QF-4s come through so I can only hope the Vipers will continue that tradition.