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Altus AFB (OK) (KLTS)

RWY 17L/35R, 17R/35L     POS 34°39'59"N 099°16'05"W     ELEV 1382 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
97th AMW
97th OG (AETC)
54th ARS KC-135R Jesters - yellow/red


56th ARS (FTU) KC-46A Novi Aut Peri (Innovate or perish) yellow/red


58th AS (FTU) C-17A Rat Pack - yellow/red
507th ARW
507th OG (AFRC)
730th AMTS (C-17A)
(KC-135R)
(KC-46A)
yellow/red
The 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, located at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, trains reservists on the KC-46A Pegasus, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker in association with the regular 97th Air Mobility Wing of Air Education and Training Command.

The future is here. The KC-46 will be the sole tanker for the US Air Force in the years to come.

(Altus AFB, 3 May 2024, Frank Noort

And on the other side: a golden oldie. The B-52 just keeps soldiering on. Who knows when the BUFF is going to leave us?

(Fairford 12 July 2023, Frank Noort)

Barksdale AFB (LA) (KBAD)

RWY 15/33     POS 32°30'07"N 093°39'46"W     ELEV 166 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
2nd BW
2nd OG (AFGSC)
11th BS (FTU) B-52H Mister Jiggs BD yellow


20th BS B-52H Buccaneers LA blue


96th BS B-52H Red Devils LA red
53rd Wing
53rd TEG (ACC)
49th TES B-52H Wolfpack OT
57th Wing
57th OG (ACC)
340th WPS B-52H BD yellow/black
307th BW
307th OG (AFRC)
93rd BS (FTU) B-52H Indian Outlaws BD blue/gold


343rd BS B-52H BD blue/gold
The 93rd Bomb Squadron is part of the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. In conjunction with the 11th BS, the 93rd BS serves as the Formal Training Unit for all B-52H Stratofortress aircrew.
Columbus AFB (MS) (KCBM)

RWY 13L/31R, 13C/31C, 13R/31L     POS 33°38'38"N 088°26'38"W     ELEV 219 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
14th FTW
14th OG (AETC)
37th FTS T-6A Bengal Tigers CB black/yellow


41st FTS T-6A Flying Buzzsaws CB black/red


48th FTS T-1A Alley Cats CB black/red


49th FTS T-38C Black Knights CB yellow/green


50th FTS T-38C Strikin' Snakes CB black/yellow
12th FTW
340th FTG (AFRC)
43rd FTS (T-1A)
(T-6A)
(T-38C)
Spitten Kittens CB
The 340th FTG is an Associate unit to the 14th FTW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.
Des Moines/Intl (IA) (KDSM)

RWY 05/23, 13/31     POS 41°32'02"N 093°39'47"W     ELEV 957 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
132nd Wing
132nd OG (IA ANG)
124th ATKS MQ-9A Hawkeyes IA red/white/blue
Duluth/Intl (MN) (KDLH)

RWY 09/27, 03/21     POS 46°50'32"N 092°11'37"W     ELEV 1428 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
148th FW
148th OG (MN ANG)
179th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Bulldogs MN blue/white
148th FW has a detachment (Det.1) at Tyndall AFB (FL).

The Duluth F-16s were a very welcome guest during the Frisian Flag of 2019

(Leeuwarden 1 Apr 2019, Richard Baas)

Dyess B-1s were deployed to Fairford in October 2021

(Fairford 14 October 2021, Frank Noort)

Dyess AFB (TX) (KDYS)

RWY 16/34, 16R/34L     POS 32°25'12"N 099°51'25"W     ELEV 1789 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
7th BW
7th OG (AFGSC)
9th BS B-1B Bats DY black/white


28th BS B-1B Mohawk Warriors DY blue/white
57th Wing
USAFWS (ACC)
77th WPS (B-1B) DY/OT black/yellow
317th AW
317th OG (AMC)
39th AS C-130J-30 Tail blazers - Texas flag


40th AS C-130J-30 Screaming Eagles - Texas flag
The 77th WPS is a B-1 instructor school unit, borrowing a/c from the 337th TES and 7th BW when needed.
Ellington ANGB (TX) (KEFD)

RWY 04/22, 17L/35R, 17R/35L     POS 29°36'26"N 095°09'32"W     ELEV 32 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
147th ATKW
147th OG (TX ANG)
111th ATKS MQ-9A Ace in the Hole TX blue/white
138th FW
138th OG (OK ANG)
125th FS Det.1 F-16CM
F-16DM
Tulsa Vipers OK red/white
The RC-26B retired on 28 December 2022 from active service at the USAF.
Ellsworth AFB (SD) (KRCA)

RWY 13/31     POS 44°08'42"N 103°06'13"W     ELEV 3278 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
28th BW
28th OG (AFGSC)
34th BS B-1B Thunderbirds EL red/black


37th BS B-1B Tigers EL tiger
432nd Wing
432nd OG (ACC)
89th ATKS MQ-9A CH
Fargo/Hector Intl (ND) (KFAR)

RWY 08/26, 13/31, 17/35     POS 46°55'10"N 096°48'54"W     ELEV 900 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
119th Wing
119th OG (ND ANG)
178th ATKS MQ-9A The Happy Hooligans ND
Although the pilots are at Fargo IAP (ND), the MQ-9A aircraft are based at Grand Forks AFB (ND).
Fort Smith RAP / Ebbing ANGB (AR) (KFSM)

RWY 01/19, 07/25     POS 35°20'12"N 094°22'03"W     ELEV 469 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
188th Wing
188th OG (AR ANG)
184th ATKS MQ-9A Razorbacks FS red/grey
33rd FW
85th FG (AR ANG)
57th FS F-35A (o/o) Black Knights
The ANG facility at the airfield is called Sumpter Smith ANGB.

The 57th FS will house the Polish AF F-35A training and later on also the Singapore AF F-35A training.
Fort Wayne/Intl (IN) (KFWA)
Baer Field

RWY 05/23, 09/27, 14/32     POS 40°58'42"N 085°11'43"W     ELEV 815 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
122nd FW
122nd OG (IN ANG)
163rd FS F-16C
F-16D
Blacksnakes IN
Fort Worth NAS JRB/Carswell Field (TX) (KNFW)

RWY 17/35     POS 32°46'09"N 097°26'29"W     ELEV 650 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
136th AW
136th OG (TX ANG)
181st AS C-130J - blue/white
301st FW
301st OG (AFRC)
457th FS F-35 (o/o) Spads TX Texas flag
457th FS will transition to the F-35
Goodfellow AFB (TX) ( )
San Angelo
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
17th TRW
(AETC)
312th TRS several instructional airframes - -
Grand Forks AFB (ND) (KRDR)

RWY 17/35     POS 47°57'40"N 097°24'04"W     ELEV 911 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
319th RW
319th OG (ACC)
348th RS RQ-4B Northern Hawks GF
Greenville/Majors (TX) ( )

RWY 08/26, 13/31, 17/35     POS 33°04'04"N 096°03'55"W     ELEV 535 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
AFMC

645th MATS Det.2 RC-135V/W -
Grissom ARB (IN) (KGUS)

RWY 05/23     POS 40°38'53"N 086°09'08"W     ELEV 812 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
434th ARW
434th OG (AFRC)
72nd ARS KC-135R Mash - blue/white


74th ARS KC-135R Indy - red/white
Jackson/Medgar Wiley Evers Intl (MS) (KJAN)
Allen C. Thompson Field ANGB

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 32°18'40"N 090°04'33"W     ELEV 346 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
172nd AW
172nd OG (MS ANG)
183rd AS C-17A Flying Jumbos - blue/yellow

Mississippi C-17 seen from the Bismarckturm at Landstuhl while approaching Ramstein.

(Ramstein 4 February 2012, Frank Noort)

Very special guest at the RIAT at Fairford in 2023 was this WC-130 from Keesler AFB

(Fairford 12 July 2023, Hans Jacobs)

Keesler AFB (MS) (KBIX)

RWY 03/21     POS 30°24'41"N 088°55'25"W     ELEV 34 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
403rd Wing
403rd OG (AFRC)
53rd WRS WC-130J Hurricane Hunters - black/white


815th AS C-130J-30 Flying Jennies red/white
Knoxville/McGhee Tyson (TN) (KTYS)

RWY 05L/23R, 05R/23L     POS 35°48'45"N 083°59'34"W     ELEV 981 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
134th ARW
134th OG (TN ANG)
151st ARS KC-135R Upset - white/orange

Lackland AFB/Kelly field near San Antonio in Texas offers SA coded F-16s and..

(Lackland AFB, 29 April 2024, Frank Noort)

.. the big and beautiful C-5 Galaxy.

(Kadena, 24 February 2020, Frank Noort)

Lackland AFB - Kelly Field (TX) (KSKF)

RWY 16/34     POS 29°23'03"N 098°34'52"W     ELEV 690 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
37th TRW
(AETC)
IAAFA several instructional aiframes LD
149th FW
149th OG (TX ANG)
182nd FS F-16C
F-16D
Lone Star Gunfighters SA Texas flag
433rd AW
433rd OG (AFRC)
68th AS C-5M Nulli Secundus Texas flag


356th AS C-5M Victor Viam Ducat Texas flag
The 356th Airlift Squadron is the Air Force Reserve's only Formal Training Unit providing initial and advanced C-5M flight qualification for Air Mobility Command, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command aircrews.
Laughlin AFB (TX) (KDLF)

RWY 13C/31C, 13L/31R, 13R/31L     POS 29°21'36"N 100°46'39"W     ELEV 1082 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
47th FTW
47th OG (AETC)
85th FTS T-6A Tigers XL yellow/black


86th FTS T-1A Rio Lobos XL black


87th FTS T-38C Redbulls XL grey/grey


434th FTS T-6A Red Devils XL red/black
12th FTW
340th FTG (AFRC)
96th FTS (T-1A)
(T-6A)
(T-38C)
Willy XL
The 96th FTS is an Associate unit to the 47th FTW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.

Laughlin AFB is situated In a quite remote corner of Texas, close to the Mexican border...

(Laughlin 30 April 2024, Frank Noort)

.. but in that remote corner of Texas many trainer aircraft can be seen on a daily basis.

(Laughlin 30 April 2024, Frank Noort)

LincolnMunicipal (NE) (KLNK)

RWY 14/32, 17L/35R, 17R/35L     POS 40°51'04"N 096°45'33"W     ELEV 1219 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
155th ARW
155th OG (NE ANG)
173rd ARS KC-135R Hustlin' Huskers - red/white
Little Rock (AR) (KLRF)

RWY 06/24, 07/25     POS 34°54'59"N 092°08'47"W     ELEV 311 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
19th AW
19th OG (AMC)
41st AS C-130J-30 Black Cats white/black


53rd AS C-130J-30
Black Jacks black/yellow


61st AS C-130J-30 Green Hornets green/black
314th AW
314th OG (AETC)
62nd AS C-130J-30 Blue Barons blue/yellow
189th AW
189th OG (AR ANG)
154th TRS C-130H Razorbacks - red/white
913th AG
913th OG
327th AS C-130J
C-130J-30
blue
57th Wing
USAFWS (ACC)
29th WPS (C-130J)
(C-130J-30)
-
The 29th WPS is an instructor school unit and borrows 19th AW/327th AS aircraft, as needed.

Most special unit at Little Rock is the 154th TRS ANG/AFRC testcenter which brought a Herc to Germany during Air Defender

(Wunstorf, 23 June 2023, Erik Sleutelberg)

Little Rock in Arkansas is the place to be if you like the C-130 Hercules. No less than 7 Hercules squadrons are based there.

(Ramstein, 5 June 2024, Rene Sleegers)

Louisville/Intl-Standiford Field (KY) (KSDF)

RWY 11/29, 17L/35R, 17R/35L     POS 38°10'28"N 085°44'10"W     ELEV 500 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
123rd AW
123rd OG (KY ANG)
165th AS C-130J white/blue

The Wisconsin Air National guard have traded in their F-16s for brand new F-35s

(Fort Worth, 5 February 2024, Gail Snyder)

The Kentucky Air National Guard operates the C-130J.

(Ramstein, 5 June 2024, Rene Sleegers)

Madison/Dane County Rgl-Truax Field (WI) (KMSN)

RWY 18/36, 03/21, 13/31, 08/26, 04/22     POS 43°08'23"N 089°20'15"W     ELEV 862 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
115th FW
115th OG (WI ANG)
176th FS F-35A Badgers WI red/white
495th FG
(AFRC)
378th FS (F-35A) Gundogs WI red/white
The 378th Fighter Squadron is an active squadron of the United States Air Force. It is an active associate fighter squadron assigned to the 495th Fighter Group and integrated into the 187th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard.
The 115th FW will recieve their first F-35As in 2023, replacing the F-16C/D. Their F-16C/D operations ended on 5 October 2022.

McConnell AFB (KS) (KIAB)

RWY 01L/19R, 01R/19L     POS 37°37'23"N 097°16'03"W     ELEV 1078 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
22nd ARW
22nd OG (AMC)
344th ARS KC-46A Raven - white/black


349th ARS KC-46A Blue Knights - white/black


350th ARS KC-135R
KC-135T
Red Falcons - white/black
931st ARW
931st OG (AFRC)
18th ARS (KC-135R)
(KC-135T)
KANZA - white/black


905th ARS KC-46A - white/black


924th ARS (KC-46A)
The 931st ARW is an Associate unit to the 22nd ARW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.

McConnell AFB in Kansas is tanker heaven.

(Nellis AFB, 22 Feb 2011, Stephan van den Krommenacker)

Memphis Belle C-17 visiting Leeuwarden in 2018

(Leeuwarden, 15 Mar 2018, Manolito Jaarsma

Memphis/Intl (TN) (KMEM)

RWY 09/27, 18L/36R, 18C/36C, 18R/36L     POS 35°02'37"N 089°58'36"W     ELEV 335 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
164th AW
164th OG (TN ANG)
155th AS C-17A Memphis Belle - red/white
Meridian/Key Field (MS) (KMEI)

RWY 01/19, 04/22     POS 32°19'58"N 088°45'06"W     ELEV 297 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
186th ARW
186th OG (MS ANG)
153rd ARS KC-135R Keys - black/gold
Milwaukee/General Mitchell Intl (WI) (KMKE)

RWY 01L/19R, 01R/19L, 07L/25R, 07R/25L, 13/31     POS 42°56'48"N 087°53'49"W     ELEV 723 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
128th ARW
128th OG (WI ANG)
126th ARS KC-135R Upset - white/red
Minneapolis-St. Paul/Intl (MN) (KMSP)

RWY 12L/30R, 12R/30L, 04/22     POS 44°52'50"N 093°13'01"W     ELEV 841 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
133rd AW
133rd OG (MN ANG)
109th AS C-130H purple/yellow
934th AW
934th OG (AFRC)
96th AS C-130H Flying Vikings purple/yellow
Minot AFB (ND (KMIB)

RWY 11/29     POS 48°24'56"N 101°21'28"W     ELEV 1668 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
5th BW
5th OG (AFGSC)
23rd BS B-52H Bomber Barons MT red/yellow


69th BS B-52H Knighthawks MT yellow/black
582nd HG
582nd OSS (AFGSC)
54th HS MH-139A (o/o)
UH-1N
Nomads of the North MT
Nashville/Intl (TN) (KBNA)

RWY 02L/20R, 02C/20C, 02R/20L, 13/31     POS 36°07'28"N 086°40'41"W     ELEV 559 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
118th Wing
118th OG (TN ANG)
105th ATKS MQ-9A Music
New Orleans NAS JRB (LA) (KNBG)
Alvin Callender Field

RWY 04/22, 14/32     POS 29°49'38"N 090°01'36"W     ELEV 2 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
159th FW
159th OG (LA ANG)
122nd FS F-15C
F-15D
Bayou Militia JZ multi

The exercise "Air Defender" in 2023 was THE event of the year. The JZ coded Eagles of the Louisiana Air National Guard were one of the many participants.

(Hohn, June 2023, Stephan van de Krommenacker)

The RC-135s from 55th wing are also permanently based at Mildenhall AFB in the UK.

(Mildenhall, April 2022, Stephan van den Krommenacker)

Offutt AFB (NE) (KOFF)

RWY 12/30     POS 41°07'06"N 095°54'45"W     ELEV 1048 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
55th Wing
55th OG (ACC)
38th RS RC-135V
RC-135W
TC-135W
Hellcats OF green


45th RS RC-135S
RC-135U
WC-135R
Sylvester OF black
595th CACG
(AFGSC)
1st ACCS E-4B First is First - -
Oklahoma City/Will Rogers World (OK) (KOKC)

RWY 13/31, 17L/35R, 17R/35L, 18/36     POS 35°23'35"N 097°36'03"W     ELEV 1295 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
137th SOW
137th OG (ANG)
185th SOS MC-12W
AT-802U (o/o)
AFFSA

Det. 1 (C-21A) - red/white
AFFSA has two NC-21s on strength
Peoria/Greater Peoria Regional (IL) (KPIA)

RWY 04/22, 13/31     POS 40°39'51"N 089°41'36"W     ELEV 660 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
182nd AW
182nd OG (IL ANG)
169th AS C-130H Defenders of Freedom orange/black
Randolph AFB (TX) (KRND)

RWY 15L/33R, 15R/33L     POS 29°31'47"N 098°16'44"W     ELEV 762 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
12th FTW
12th OG (AETC)
99th FTS T-1A Panthers RA black/yellow


435th FTS T-38C Black Eagles RA light blue


559th FTS T-6A Billy Goats RA black/white


560th FTS T-38C Chargin' Cheetahs RA blue with white stars


39th FTS (T-1A)
(T-6A)
(T-38C)
Cobras RA


PTN Det.24 T-6B E/G-xxx
413rd FLTG
(AFRC)
415th FLTS T-38A
T-38C
The 39th FTS is an Associate unit to the 12th FTW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.
PTN Det 24 uses T-6B's on loan from the US Navy
The 415th Flight Test Flight is a United States Air Force reserve squadron responsible to perform flight tests on trainer aircraft.. It is assigned to the 413th Flight Test Group of Air Force Reserve Command, stationed at Randolph Field, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

The 99th FS was one of the squadrons of the Tuskegee airmen and can be recognised by its red tail

(San Antonio airport, 3 April 2024, Erik-Sleutelberg)

At Randolph, there are some beautifully painted T-38s in the inventory of the 12th FTW.

(Randolph AFB, 2 Apri 2024l, Erik Sleutelberg)

Rickenbacker ANGB (OH) (KLCK)

RWY 05L/23R, 05R/23L, 06/24     POS 39°48'50"N 082°55'40"W     ELEV 744 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
121st ARW
121st OG (OH ANG)
166th ARS KC-135R Sluff - blue/white
Scott AFB-Midamerica Airport (IL) (KBLV)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 38°32'41"N 089°50'01"W     ELEV 453 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
126th ARW
126th OG (IL ANG)
108th ARS KC-135R Coder - blue/white
375th AW
375th OG (AMC)
54th AS (C-40C) - -


458th AS C-21A - blue/yellow


906th ARS (KC-135R)
932nd AW
932nd OG (AFRC)
73rd AS C-40C - -
The 54th AS is an Associate unit to the 932nd AW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.
906th ARS is an associate unit from 108th ARS, borrowing aircraft when needed

Beautiful Illinois ANG KC-135 touching down at Prestwick

(Prestwick, 25 June 2018, Douglas Connery)

The end of the A-10 is near but we are saying that for years already. Luckily we can still enjoy seeing them from time to time.

(Schleswig-Jagel, 14 June 2023, Frank Noort)

Selfridge ANGB (MI) (KMTC)

RWY 01/19, 10/28     POS 42°36'46"N 082°49'54"W     ELEV 580 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
127th Wing
127th OG (MI ANG)
107th FS A-10C Red Devils MI red/black


171st ARS KC-135T Six Pack - yellow/black
Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni (TX) (KSPS)

RWY 15C/33C, 15L/33R, 15R/33L, 17/35     POS 33°59'20"N 098°29'31"W     ELEV 1019 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
80th FTW
80th OG (AETC)
88th FTS T-38C Lucky Devils EN grey/red


89th FTS T-6A Banshees EN red/white


90th FTS T-38C Boxing bears EN yellow/black


459th FTS T-6A Twin Dragons EN green/black


469th FTS T-38C Fighting Bulls EN green/black
12th FTW
340th FTG (AFRC)
97th FTS (T-6A)
(T-38C)
Devilcats EN blue/white
The 97th FTS is an Associate unit to the 80th FTW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.

The ENJJPT is the world's only multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for NATO. They use the T-6 for basic training.

(Sheppard AFB, 2 May 2024, Frank Noort)

After the basic training, students will continue on an advanced training using the ageing T-38

(Sheppard AFB, 2 May 2024, Frank Noort)

Sioux Falls/Joe Foss Field (SD) (KFSD)

RWY 09/27, 15/33, 03/21     POS 43°34'53"N 096°44'30"W     ELEV 1429 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
114th FW
114th OG (SD ANG)
175th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Lobos grey/grey
Sioux Gateway (IA) (KSUX)
Brigade General Bud Day Field

RWY 13/31, 17/35     POS 42°24'10"N 096°23'04"W     ELEV 1098 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
185th ARW
185th OG (IA ANG)
174th ARS KC-135R Bats - yellow/black

175th FS from Sioux Falls/Joe Foss Field calls themselves the Lobos as can be seen on their F-16s

(Schleswig-Jagel, 13 June 2023, Manolito Jaarsma)

This Sioux City KC-135 with its special tail was a very welcome visitor to Geilenkirchen in 2021

(Geilenkirchen, 11 August 2021, Kenny Peeters)

Springfield/Beckley Municipal (OH) (KSGH)

RWY 6/24, 15/33     POS 39°50'25"N 083°50'25"W     ELEV 1052 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
178th FW
178th OG (OH ANG)
162nd FS MQ-9A Yoxford Boys OH red/yellow
St. Joseph/Rosecrans Memorial (MO) (KSTJ)

RWY 13/31, 17/35     POS 39°46'19"N 094°54'35"W     ELEV 826 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
139th AW
139th OG (MO ANG)
180th AS C-130H Pony Express grey/black
57th Wing
USAFWS (ACC)
29th WPS Det.1 (C-130H)
(C-130J)
In August 2014 the 29th WPS established a detachment at Rosecrans Field, Missouri to conduct the Weapons Instructor Course for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircrews flying the C-130H/J.
Tinker AFB (OK) (KTIK)

RWY 12/30, 17, 35     POS 35°25'06"N 097°23'18"W     ELEV 1291 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
552nd ACW
552nd OG (ACC)
960th AACS E-3B
E-3G
Viking Warriors OK white


963rd AACS E-3B
E-3G
Blue Knights OK black


964th AACS E-3B
E-3G
Phoenix OK red


965th AACS E-3B
E-3G
Falcons OK yellow


966th AACS (FTU) (E-3B)
(E-3G)
Ravens OK blue
AFMC

Oklahoma City ALC B-1B
B-2A
B-52H
C-135
KC-46A
507th ARW
507th OG (AFRC)
465th ARS KC-135R Okies blue
513th ACG
513th OG (AFRC)
970th AACS (E-3B)
(E-3G)
OK
413rd FLTG
(AFRC)
10th FLTS B-1B
B-52H
E-3B/G
KC-135R
RC-135
966th AACS borrows a/c from active units for training.
The Oklahoma Air Logistics Center provides major overhaul for the aircraft types mentioned.
The 513th ACG is an Associate unit to the 552nd ACW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.
The 10th Flight Test Squadron is part of the 413th Flight Test Group of Air Force Materiel Command based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It performs acceptance testing on refurbished Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Boeing E-3 Sentry, and Boeing RC/KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft before they are returned to their units.

Tinker AFB is the only USAF CONUS Airbase where the E-3 is based, but they also deploy to Kadena in Japan.

(Kadena, May 2024, Hans Jacobs)

Kansas KC-135R 61-0266 of 117th ARS with special tail visiting Geilenkirchen in 2024.

(Geilenkirchen, 8 March 2024, Manolito Jaarsma)

Toledo/Express (OH) (KTOL)

RWY 07/25, 16/34     POS 41°35'12"N 083°48'28"W     ELEV 684 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
180th FW
180th OG (OH ANG)
112th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Stingers OH green/white
Topeka/Forbes Field (KS) (KFOE)

RWY 03/21, 13/31     POS 38°57'03"N 095°39'49"W     ELEV 1078 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
190th ARW
190th OG (KS ANG)
117th ARS KC-135R Kansas Coyotes - blue/yellow
Tulsa/Intl (OK) (KTUL)

RWY 08/26, 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 36°11'54"N 095°53'18"W     ELEV 677 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
138th FW
138th OG (OK ANG)
125th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Tulsa Vipers OK red/white
Vance AFB (OK) (KEND)

RWY 04/22, 13/31, 17L/35R, 17C/35C, 17R/35L     POS 36°20'23"N 097°54'58"W     ELEV 1307 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
71st FTW
71st OG (AETC)
3rd FTS T-1A VN red + blue with white stars


8th FTS T-6A Eight Ballers VN red or green


25th FTS T-38C Shooters VN grey/grey


33rd FTS T-6A Dragons VN blue or yellow
12th FTW
340th FTG
5th FTS (T-1A)
(T-6A)
(T-38C)
Spitten Kittens VN
The 5th FTS is an Associate unit to the 71st FTW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.

The 8th FTS "Eight Ballers" consist of two flghts, one with a green tail band and one with a red one. Both flights wear the titel "Eight Ballers" in the tail. Next to the 8th FTS there is also 33rd FTS "Dragons" with both light blue and yellow tail bands.

(Vance AFB, 26 April 2024, Frank Noort)

Conditions to take pictures at Vance AFB are near perfect. There are some great spots next to the taxi track in the morning as well as some nice spots for landing and take off in the afternoon. Be careful for snakes though, and the occasional tornado passing by.

(Vance AFB, 26 April 2024, Frank Noort)

Whiteman AFB (MO) (KSZL)

RWY 01/19     POS 38°43'49"N 093°32'53"W     ELEV 871 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
509th BW
509th OG (AFGSC)
13th BS B-2A Grim Reapers WM -


393rd BS B-2A Tigers WM -
53rd Wing
53rd TEG (ACC)
72nd TES (B-2A) WM -
57th Wing
USAFWS (ACC)
325th WPS (B-2A) WM -
131st BW
131st OG (MO ANG)
110th BS (B-2A) WM -
432nd Wing
432nd OG (ACC)
20th ATKS MQ-9A CH
442nd FW
442nd OG (AFRC)
303rd FS A-10C KC Hawgs KC
495th FG
(AFRC)
358th FS A-10C Lobos KC black/red
The 72nd TES is a test unit and borrows 509th BW aircraft, as needed.
The 325th WPS is an instructor school unit and borrows 509th BW aircraft, as needed.
The 131st BW is an Associate unit to the 509th BW and borrows their aircraft, as needed.
The 358th Fighter Squadron is an active squadron of the United States Air Force. It is an active associate fighter squadron assigned to the 495th Fighter Group and integrated into the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base.

The mighty B-2 might be slowly on his way back as its replacement the B-21 is underway.

(Nellis AFB, February 2014, Timo Ruof)

Wright Patterson is famous for its museum, but is also hosts the 89th Airlift Squadron operating the C-17.

(Leeuwarden, 15 March 2018, Manolito Jaarsma)

Wright Patterson AFB (OH) (KFFO)

RWY 05L/23R, 05R/23L     POS 39°49'34"N 084°02'54"W     ELEV 825 ft

Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


National Museum of the USAF
445th AW
445th OG (AFRC)
89th AS C-17A Rhinos - white/red
Youngstown-Warren/Regional (OH) (KYNG)

RWY 01/19, 05/23, 14/32     POS 41°15'32"N 080°40'33"W     ELEV 1196 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
910th AW
910th OG (AFRC)
757th AS C-130H
C-130J (o/o)
Blue Tigers red/blue

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