Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday was a rare because for once in a long time there were four F-15 Fighters that took off all at once from Lambert. Now in days the unit only flys about 1 or 2 jets a day. Yea you can definitely tell they are shutting down. I'm hoping to film them if they fly again soon and upload it to the youtube account.
Check it Out, Youtube.com/131stfwfan
And Add The Unit As A Friend At Myspace.com/131stfw
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Just a Few Pics Here Of the St. Louis Arch on the F-15's over the years. Apparently it was the original livery at first, but eventually they Just kept like 2 of them with the arch a few months later, I really don't know why though it looks better that way I think. (If you notice the top picture the Missouri Tail Band, as I call it was on top of the tail as part of the original livery.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Out of the 18 F-15's Stationed At Lambert (We did have 20, but 1 crashed in May 07 and another crashed in November, that led to all the F-15's being grounded at one point) We are currently down to 15.
First One Left To Nellis AFB In Early June.
The Next Two Left On August 15th, to the 120th Fighter Wing.
Two More will be going there On August 22nd.
So by the end of next week our count will be down to thirteen, then things should slow down a little bit, because we are not supposed to loose the last F-15 I Believe Until Jan or February 2009.
Either Way Its sad.
The Image Above Is The Two F-15's that left to the 120th, on the 15th.
OK, so I just basically created this blog for anyone who is interested in F-15's or other military aircraft. More Specifically For the 131st Fighter Wing, Missouri Air Guard. They are stationed in Bridgeton, Missouri a Northern City of St. Louis.
BRAC voted in 2005 to shut them down because the costs were to much to operate the unit at Lambert St. Louis Airport. To keep it nice and short, the F-15C's will be going to Nellis AFB and the 120th Fighter Wing, Most Pilots Going to Whiteman AFB to fly the B-2 Spirit and the maintenance crew will be also going to Whiteman to form the 131st Bomb Wing, a joint unit of the 509th Bomb Wing, that fly's the only squadron of B-2 Stealth Bombers.
Anything Anyone would want to know about this unit I could probably tell you, I live nearly 1/2 a mile away from the runways at Lambert and have been watching them/learning about them forever.
The Boeing Plant At Lambert is also a plus for military aviation around here.
So The Posts I will be doing will be about news of them leaving, and other past news such as crashes and stuff. I also got a LOT of pics Of F-15's, F-4's, F-100's so ill be posting them from time to time to.