[MIL] Spangdahlem ETAD 28-5-2014

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Nebbor
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[MIL] Spangdahlem ETAD 28-5-2014

Post by Nebbor »

A very quiet Spangdahlem this day.
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A McChord C17 arrived when we were not a the landing spot so no photo's of that one, as of the 2 already at the platform. Recovery of the F16's:

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At 1345 decided to go to Buchel, later learned that 15 minutes after leaving 2 A10's flew...

Seen at Spangdahlem this day:
91-0352/SP F16C " 52nd FW "
91-0358/SP F16C
D-HSMA BK117B2 ADAC
09-9211 C17A 62nd AW
09-9205 C17A 437th AW
10-0213 C17A 437th AW
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Re: [MIL] Spangdahlem ETAD 28-5-2014

Post by Trabanti »

Hi Hans, after hearing the bad news from you guys upon arriving at Spang, we decided to walk up to the rwy 23 approach anyway as it must have been at least 20 years that I was at this side of the base and was curious about the situation. We knew our chances were slim to begin with, as the Idaho boys hadn't flown at all yet this week. Reading a message on this forum on our way to Spang that at 10 AM they were still not active, we almost decided to drive to Buchel straight, but took a shot at it anyway.

After checking the spot and a few sandwiches we started to walk back to the car when suddenly an A-10 took off from rwy05, YES! #2 followed a few minutes later and they started doing circuits for a full hour. Soon some of the guys that had left hauled ass and made it back panting and sweating but in time to catch them a few more rounds. Nice company gents, also in Prum at dinner!

Although these shots are not so different than many others posted here, I tried to be a littlebit creative and want to share some results. After all, when they go around 8 times, you do want a different angle.. And since they are Guard Hogs, stowing the camera is not really an option, is it? :-)

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Since I am not into collecting serial numbers, I think I was very lucky yesterday!

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Re: [MIL] Spangdahlem ETAD 28-5-2014

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"Soon some of the guys that had left hauled ass and made it back panting and sweating but in time to catch them a few more rounds. Nice company gents, also in Prum at dinner!"

Glad we made it and nice meeting you again at dinner in Prum :)

Holloman

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Re: [MIL] Spangdahlem ETAD 28-5-2014

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Here a few shots from me!

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Best regards,
Grad
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