|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Detachment 1, based at Holloman AFB, NM. The last unmanned QF-4E operational target mission was flown on August 17 when several missiles from an F-35 failed to actually hit the aircraft, which later landed. These aircraft were scheduled to make appearances at several other events following EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, and all QF-4E operations will cease by the end of 2016. The QF-16 will take over the aerial target mission, and in fact some have been flying for several years out of Tyndall AFB, FL.
Missouri Aviation Historical Society, was captured in an HEC-TV special about Mr. Little's life in aviation that aired this summer.
The following sequence shows the arrival of both Phantoms - first approach, overhead break and rollout. Check again soon for the next two stories featuring the QF-4Es on display in Boeing Centennial Plaza and the Warbirds Area and their departure later in the week.