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 Wittmund spotters day 2008


 
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Phantom mania at Wittmund,

Wittmund, 30-06-2008.

On arrival at Wittmund at 08:00 in the morning the first Phantoms where already taking off. At 08:15 8 Phantoms where in the air an the spotters had not even started. After watching the Phantoms return we went to the barracks of JG-71 for the spotters day.

On the airbase there was a static prepared including the preserved aircraft from the tradition room and the four special paint Phantoms consisting off: 38+49 F-4F JG 71 special c.s. 50 years F-4, 37+16 F-4F WTD 61 special c.s. 50 years WTD61, 38+37 F-4F JG 71 special c.s. fly out of F-4F JG 74 and in front of the Squadron building was preserved 37+11 F-4F JG 72 special c.s. fly out of F-4F JG 72

After taking pictures of the aircraft on the static and visiting the squadron building of JG-71 we realised that fore taking pictures on the runway we where at the wrong spot.
Although the spotters day was well organised we opted to go outside the base to do some active spotting as more Phantoms where to depart around twelve and some A-4 s.

Specials
A-4's
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the outside the options are still good at the moment, they are going to change as a new fence is being placed further from the runway.
Standing along the runway the first a-4s returned from the morning mission and some more went out for a other mission. As advertised the Phantoms stated to role at twelve giving some nice shots in the take of and landing. Activity continued during the rest of the afternoon with more than our share of F-4s and A-4s and even a RC-12K in the overshoot. At the and of the day the Phantom off WDT-61 went home giving everybody a good change for a picture.
At the end of the day we had seen more the 20 active Phantoms, just a great day out.

 

 

N262WL   Flight Systems A-4N 30-7-2008 Wittmund United States (159545 Israeli c/s)
N268WL   Flight Systems A-4N 30-7-2008 Wittmund United States (159530 gy)
N431FS   Flight Systems A-4N 30-7-2008 Wittmund United States (w/bl)
N434FS   Flight Systems A-4N 30-7-2008 Wittmund United States (w/bl)
N437FS   Flight Systems A-4N 30-7-2008 Wittmund United States (w/bl)
20+86   JG 71 F-104G 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force preserved
24+85   JG 71  F-104G 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force preserved
37+01   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
37+16   WTD 61 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force (spcl c/s "50 Jahre Flugerprobung")
37+81   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
37+85   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
37+89   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
37+92   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+02   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+14   JG 71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force preserved ( at barracks)
38+16   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+26   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+28   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+37   JG74  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force (spcl c/s "Phantom Phlyout JG74")
38+49   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force (spcl c/s "50 Years F-4 / 35 Years F-4F")
38+55   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+57   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+58   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+64   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+67   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+70   JG71 F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+73   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
38+74   JG71  F-4F 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force  
37+11   JG73 F-4F  30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force (spcl c/s "Phantom Phlyout JG72")
JA+106   JG 71  CL-13B 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force preserved (711 Sqn)
JA+112   JG 71 CL-13B 30-7-2008 Wittmund German Air Force preserved (711 Sqn)
27083   JG 2 HA.1112  30-7-2008 Wittmund Germany preserved

 
 

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