Phantom Forever in TX

Ft Worth Alliance Airport KAFW hosted the Phantom QF-4E from 82nd ATRS twice in October for the Airshow and a flyby for the Texas Motor speedway in November. Getting twice appearance in 2 months is phenomenal not to mention that all these beautiful jest will be retired from the USAF inventory by December.

Airshow Appearance

Col King callsign “Elvis”  brought in aircraft 74-1638 . This QF-4E is in the Southeast Asia Camouflage scheme that the F-4 phantom uses in the hay days of Vietnam war. We spot an orange tail that was use for identification of this aircraft as target drones in the 82nd ATRS.

Friday Arrivals to the Airshow

QF-4E 74-1638 static shots

Phantom in November.

Col King and Jim Harkins ( Callsign Wam) flew 2 x QF-4E from Holloman AFB on November 4th for the Texas Motor speedway fly by. Aircraft 74-1043 in cloud Camouflage scheme and 74-0643 Euro or charcoal lizard camouflage scheme came in for this event.  This is quite a memento event whereby they came in and did 6 passes in full afterburner.

Phantom Ground Actions

Phantom Air Actions

Photos by Dave Chng and Bill Havel

Article by Dave Chng