2010 Tinker Air Force Base Star Spangled Salute

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I hope that it isn't overcast. As usual, I'll be watching what I can from my driveway.
 

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I saw one of the Thunderbirds fly by and land about 2:15.
 

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Monitored traffic on:

Monitored traffic on:

235.250

322.950

141.075
 

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Monitored traffic on:

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Monitored Diamond formation on 141.075
Solo's on 235.25
Maintenance Control on 413.275.
 

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As in the past, it looks like the Air Boss is on 119.7.

I just returned from a local parking lot watching the T-Birds practice. Those of you going on base, remember sunscreen and water!
 

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thanks

I was just looking to see if the air boss freq was changed.
I warmed up the scanner today and caught the above mentioned freqs also. Gonna b HOT tomorrow!
 

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woodyrr,
Looks like an external fuel tank. I did not even notice it yesterday. Looked at photos today and there it was.


Show freqs
Airboss 119.700
Discreet frequency is 134.100

Viper East F16 Demo team 384.550

Thunderbirds

Diamond 141.075
Solo 235.250
Maint 413.275 dcs431
Cart 216.7275
Cart 216.975
 
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It's a wierd deal - only one if the planes having one. I saw a documentary about the Thunderbirds. Everything was about extreme precision, uniformity and fanatical attention to detail. The pilots walk to the planes at the same time, they climb the ladders at the same time, they put on their helmets at the same time - for all I know, they blink at the same time. After all that, they taxi out at the same time only to have a big honkin' tank dangling under only one of the planes. There must be a pretty interesting story behind that.
 
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Thunderbird 4

A/C is also a 2 seat. This A/C is probably one of the spare A/C, Either No. 7 or 8 and the tank is probably a travel pod.
 

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A/C is also a 2 seat. This A/C is probably one of the spare A/C, Either No. 7 or 8 and the tank is probably a travel pod.
Thanks for the two seater tip.

I shot this photo as they were scouting landmarks Thursday. Number 4 does not have the larger canopy that was evident on the number 4 of Friday and Saturday. I do think that it is funny that the plane with the tank did have "4" printed on the engine intake. I don't have any side views of the Diamond taken on Thursday to see if Thursday's "4" had a "4' on it.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4709589321_9dee02c92e_b.jpg

I sure am glad that I'm not the crew chief responsible for the original number 4 he's probably cleaning that bird with a single bristle toothbrush this week.
 
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