The Scramble Show Reports
Date: 28 July 2007
Static: 188917 CF-188B 425sq J-010 F-16AM 306sq 79-0142/BD A-10A 47th FS 86-0125/EL B-1B 34th BS 60-0035/LA B-52H 11th BS 70-0448 C-5A 89th AS AFRC 86-0032 KC-10A 60th AMW 91-00517 RC-12N (304th MI BN) 96-0001 C-17A 97th AMW 84-0134 C-21A 458th AS 90-1793/3 C-130H 164th AS OH ANG 60-0367 KC-135R 121st ARW OH ANG 71-0237/TD/AF-295 QF-4E 82nd ATRS 87-0283/OH F-16C 178th FW "178FW" 80-0788/HO F-117A 49th FW "49FW" 69-6669 UH-1N 1st HS 89-00156 CH-47D B/7-158 AVN 81-23547 UH-60A 1-137 AVN OH NG 94-0131/CB T-1A 48th FS 67-14752/EN T-37B 97th FTS "97FTS" 02-0025 CV-22A 71st SOS 159912/RM-02 EA-6B VMAQ-4 160432/RM-04 EA-6B VMAQ-4 165581/WL-06 AV-8B VMA-311 163062/CJ-20 CH-53E HMH-461 162042/E-78 TH-57C TAW-5 162815/E-129 TH-57C TAW-5 161765/LL-765 P-3C VP-30 165983/F-983 T-6A TAW-6 165985/F-985 T-6A TAW-6 161029/E-029 T-34C TAW-5 162627/E-627 T-34C TAW-5 6558 HH-65C Traverse City N129DH "17 bk" L-29 ex Indonesia LL-2914 N226GR HU-16E ex USCG 2132 N3703G "124485/DFA" VB-17G ex 44-83546 N62157 ‘61062/02’ CJ-6A ex China RA-82047 An-124-100 Wolga Dnepr Flightlines: 2466 C-130H 1°/1°GT 1307/2, 1308/1, 1326/7 T-27 EDA Fumaça 1329/4, 1371/1, 1381/6 T-27 EDA Fumaça 1394/5, 1435/3 T-27 EDA Fumaça 80-0051/EG F-15C 60th FS 82-0021/EG F-15C 58th FS 82-0800/HO F-117A 8th FS "8FS" 68-8186/HO T-38A 7th CTS 163868/WL-20 AV-8B VMA-311 164134/WL-23 AV-8B VMA-311 04-0027 CV-22B 71st SOS "58OG" 164230/AD-301 F/A-18C VFA-106 164980/AD-350 F/A-18C VFA-106 166660/AD-233 F/A-18F VFA-106 00-26875 UH-60L nn MedEvac NX83JC FG-1D 67089/’555' N99MF Pitts S-2S w/o during show NX696H NS2-4 ex Bu28051 NL2152D "414237" P-51D ex El Salvador 406 Flying only: 93-1085/WM B-2A 509th BW The Thunderbirds were also parked on the flight line with F-16C 1 to 3, and 5 to 7, and F-16D 4 and 8. The Blackhawk was on a grass field at the other end of the static line and was used to effect, when Jim Leroy crashed in his Pitts Special. Unfortunately, he died on his way to the hospital. No longer we enjoy his stunning performances - see the inside back cover of Scramble 334 - on the ‘who let the dogs out’ tune, the Bulldog is no more. Although advertised as a huge show, one of the 60th anniversary air shows, it was a bit smaller than expected. Of the ‘heavies’ only the B-2A showed up in flight and there were almost as many navy aircraft present as air force examples. Obviously, the air show was cancelled after the crash and before the Thunderbirds could perform. The weather had been a bit muggy all day with a low cloud base and a lot of humidity. Highlight were the Brazilians who performed many of their signature moves, flying inverted seems to be their second nature and they are rather good at it!