The Scramble Show Reports
Date: 24 March 2007
The 325th Fighter Wing hosted their 2007 event on 24 March 2007 at Tyndall AFB in Panama City (FL) off of US Highway 98. This year’s beautiful weather forecast for the weekend promised a great event. Unfortunately the USMC pulled the MV-22s from the static show for a pre-deployment exercise in the week before the show. Initially they were slated to fly in the show as well. This year the show was only one day, in the years before it always was a two day event. Static west: (03 white) MiG-29 fake 53 blue code, ex Moldovan Air Force 84-0047/TD E-9A 82nd ATRS 66-7990/CB T-37B 37th FTS/41st FTS 165969/F-969 T-6A TAW-6 162298/E-298 T-34C TAW-5 165601/A-159 T-45C VT-7 N1144Q Ce310H private, as U-3C 630144 N138RM O-2A private, as 68-11029 N22KD AT-6C Musick Aircraft Corp,as Catch 22 N25YR TB-25N AHFM, as 43-27868 Yellow Rose N486AF MU-2B-26 Air 1st Aviation N5259W O-2A private, as 68-10831 N7118Q Ce172L Civil Air Patrol N8130N Gnat T1 Fast Jets N99184 T-33 Mk3 Red Knight Air Show NL40PN P-40N Cavanaugh Flight Museum, as P-8104/5 * NX60DJ Harvard IV private as Zero AI-101* This part of the static also contained two 83rd ATRS drones on a trolly: BQM-34A 99-8013 and BQM-167A 05-0124. AHFM is short for American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum. Static west under sun shade: 91-0099/RA T-1A 99th FTS, Tuskegee Airmen markings 165972/F-972 T-6A TAW-6 161794/E-794 T-34C TAW-5 N129DH L-39 private N2995C Navion A AHFM N392W T-28A FL Warbirds Museum, as 138314 N63NA T-28A private, as 138263 N8272M Jet Provost T4 private, ex XP567 They might be handy for crews working the flight line under the hot Florida sun, the so-called sun sheds on the ramp with a portion of the static aircraft parked underneath, but they are a right disaster for photographers. Parking west: 78-0535/TY, 81-0024/TY F-15C 2nd FS 82-0035/TY, 83-0038/TY F-15C 2nd FS 82-0032/TY F-15C 2nd FS "325 OG" 79-0014/TY, 81-0061/TY F-15D 2nd FS 81-0064/TY, 80-0057/TY F-15D 2nd FS 81-0061/TY, 81-0064/TY F-15D 2nd FS 81-0061/TY, 81-0064/TY F-15D 2nd FS 80-0027/TY, 82-0027/TY F-15C 95th FS 82-0026/TY F-15C 95th FS * 83-0022/TY, 83-0031/TY F-15C 95th FS * 81-0048/TY F-15C 95th FS "95FS" * 80-0061/TY F-15D 95th FS The four flying Eagles departed from the east side parking and did the National Anthem flyby. While identifying the row of parked Eagles which were parked at a distance beyond a simple plastic fence, a clearly overactive and suspicious Air Force police NCO type jumped out his van and stated bluntly the area was restricted and I was not allowed to even look (with my camera) at the parked aircraft. I looked at him for a moment, said "ok", walked out of sight of him and finished my work. Flight line centre: 161967/1, 161959/2 F/A-18A Blue Angels * 161948/3, 161942/4 F/A-18A Blue Angels * 163106/5, 162897/6 F/A-18A Blue Angels * Static centre: 72-1490/TD QF-4E 82nd ATRS "82 ATRS" 81-0028/TY F-15C 2nd FS 02-4040/TY F-22A 43rd FS "325 FW" Static east: 04-4137 C-17A 6th AS 88-4407 C-130H 95th AS AFRC 60-0346 KC-135T 314th ARS AFRC 77-0351/OK E-3B 960th AACS 73-1150/RA CT-43A 562nd FTS 89-00222, 89-00234 AH-64A 1-130th AVN NC ARNG 165299/AJ-601 E-2C VAW-124 165243/CJ-22 CH-53E HMH-461 65637 164465/HR-502 SH-60B HSL-48 701796 6596 HH-65B CGAS New Orleans Static west under sun shade: 78-0615/CT OA-10A 118th FS CT ANG 81-0965/CT A-10A 118th FS CT ANG 81-0065/TY F-15D 95th FS 91-0327/WA F-15E 17th WS 87-0218/AL F-16C 160th FS AL ANG, named City of Auburn 87-0219/AL F-16C 160th FS AL ANG, named City of Opelika 67-14841/EN T-38A 90th FTS 68-8112/RA T-38C 560th FTS 161119/CY-01 EA-6B VMAQ-2 161774/CY-03 EA-6B VMAQ-2 162874/AJ-401 F/A-18A+ VFA-87 164630/AJ-310 F/A-18C VFA-15 N730TB TB-30 Skypath, ex AdlA 71 N34KT T-34B private, ex 140937 N134RR T-34B Aerotek of Florida, ex 144033/RR-OO N34AQ T-34A BJK Mentoring, ex 53-3351 The Eagle, Strike Eagle and two Fighting Falcons above are former Soesterberg, Lakenheath and two Spangdahlem aircraft! Parking east flying: 73-1171/TD QF-4E 82nd ARTS "53 WG" 88-0533/HL + 1 F-16C 388th FW, F-16 West Coast Demo Team 03-4042/TY F-22A 43rd FS Saturday 03-4043/TY F-22A 43rd FS Friday 95-26634 MH-60L 160th SOAR(AC) N106BD Talon Eagle Red Eagle Aviation N181DM Chr. Eagle I Red Eagle Aviation N252TW Yak-52TW D M M Airshows, Aerostars USA, as 34 N54SB Pitts Eagle Cloudchasers, Vortex Acrobatics N621TW Yak-52TW Braben, Aerostars USA, as 04 N68PW EA300/S Patty Wagstaff Airshows N718PH Yak-52TW Team Yak Attack, Aerostars USA, as 718 N7404C SNJ-4 Sanders Racing, as Big Red NX17YB LiM-5R Squadron 17 NX28NB T-28B as TX 028 Navy, ex 138287 NX-5443U T-28B as TX 026 Marines, ex 40047 NX556RH T-33A Vintage Aviation, as 547 Thunderbirds c/s NX86FR F-86F Dale Snodgrass, as 31201/FU-201 NX-9060F T-28B as TX 027 USAF, ex 138164 During the National Anthem show opening the Black Hawk dropped the parachutists for the parachute jump and the US Army Black Daggers Combat Equipment Demo later. During the National Anthem show opening the Black Daggers circled the Pulse 10 Meter N62073 from Dan Buchanan Aerobatics descending over the show center. Parking east: 78-0542/TY, 81-0046/TY F-15C 95th FS 78-0564/TY, 78-0565/TY F-15D 95th FS 78-0570/TY F-15D 2nd FS 79-0029/TY, 79-0073/TY F-15C 95th FS 80-0039/TY, 80-0042/TY F-15C 95th FS 82-0009/WA F-15C 433rd WS 83-0041/WA F-15C 433rd WS "433WPS" 90-0260/WA + 3 F-15E 17th WS + 4 F-22A 43rd FS 152121/F-402 UH-3H Pensacola 164105/NY-105 KC-130T VMGR-452 161943/7 F/A-18B Blue Angels The Blue Angels two seater was not identified at the show but was seen flying two days later, at its home base NAS Pensacola (FL). Normally there are two number 7s, however. The Hercules did not fly on Saturday but performed a full "Fat Albert" display on the Friday afternoon rehearsal before the Blue Angels routine started. This area was out of bounds unfortunately as I would have liked to see and shoot some more Raptors! Hangars: 78-0574/TY F-15D 95th FS 01-4025/TY, 02-4036/TY F-22A 43rd FS In hangars but with open doors a few more Raptors could be seen. Preserved near southern main gate: 63-7408/- NF-4C ex USAF 74-0095/TY F-15A ‘325 FW’ 52-10133 F-86L ex USAF 59-0145 F-106A ex USAF Across the runways: 53 rd MiG-23ML ex NVA/LSK + 24 QF-4 82nd ARTS + 3 QF-4 82nd ARTS wrecks + 7 MU-2 Air 1st Aviation Not flying but worthwhile mentioning was the performance by Neal Darnell in his Flash Fire Jet Truck. Parking for the public was across from the main entrance of Tyndall AFB on the south entrance of the base. Buses were utilized for transportation of air show guests to and from the parking lots. In the morning the gates opened just before nine and if you were early the trip to the ramps, after a security check, was relatively quick. In the afternoon however, after the Blues landed, it was a bit of a disaster with very long waiting lines for the buses and even longer waiting with your own (rental) car in line back to the highway. The best way was to simply walk back and strategically drive your car in and out around the waiting lines trying not to upset fellow victims and the military guides too much.