AC-130 Spooky and F35

NAS Ft worth ( KNFW ) on Dec 11th 2018

It was moody and cloudy but we got an interesting visitor callsign Spear 47 , Aircraft type AC-130U 4th Special Operations Squadron. We could see him coming into KNFW and was requesting for multiple low approaches. She finally landed on runway 18 and stayed for about an hour plus. Departure was a straight out on Runway 18 and we got a very nice port side of the AC-130U gunships showing off her business end … aka GAU-12 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm Bofors and 105mm Howitzer.

AC-130U Spear 47 take off

Lightning 1-1 and 2-1 came out from Lockheed Martin for an afternoon launch. This is one of the new F-35A going to Hill AFB 21st Fighter Squadron ” Black Widows” . He was out testing for about 1hr 15 minutes and was back doing a touch and go. Lightning 2-1 came straight in.

 

Article By Dave Chng