Helmet camera provides a unique point of view of the arrival at the 2016 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, of one of the last U.S. Air Force F-4s.
Two of the just twenty remaining Phantoms in the U.S. Air Force, have taken part in EAA AirVenture airshow.
Flying from Holloman Air Force Base, NM, the two QF-4s performed two flyovers and one low approach before landing.
Thanks to AirshowStuff and a camera attached to the pilot’s helmet, you can experience the classy arrival of the Phantoms from inside the cockpit of the leading QF-4.
The last operational F-4 flight took place in April 1996; after the retirement from the active service, the Phantom continued to serve in the target drone role. Unfortunately even this kind of mission is coming to an end and the two Phantoms that took part in the Oshkosh airshow, serving as full-scale aerial targets with the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Det. 1, are going to be shot down during testing within the next 6 months…
QF-4s are being replaced by QF-16s.
Here’s footage filmed from the ground:
H/T Giulio Cristante for the heads-up.
Top image credit: AirshowStuff