Niagara Falls 2007Back to Country
Date: 11-12 August 2007
Static: 12417 CH-124A 12 Wing 146424 CH-146 403sq 188748 CF-188 425sq 79-0145/BD A-10A 47th FS AFRC 70-0463 C-5A 167th AS WV ANG 92-3281, 92-3284 C-130H 328th AS AFRC 98-1932 EC-130J 193rd SOS PA ANG 58-0023, 63-8036 KC-135R 136th ARS NY ANG 85-1566/NY F-16C 138th FS NY ANG 85-24446 UH-60A 3-10 AVN 70-935 69-7077/EN T-38C 90th FTS "90FTS" 163918 E-6B VQ-3 162018/E-54 TH-57C TW-5 3697 162019/E-55 TH-57C TW-5 164863/BJ-554 MH-53E HM-14 158222/LL-222 P-3C VP-30 160974/G-404 T-44A VT-31 N17SP Bell 407 NY State Police N464FE B727-225F FedEx N793VS NC-131H ex 53-7793 245 N907DM CM170R ex Belgium MT12 N935FE Ce208B Fedex Flightlines west of static: 01-0194 C-17A 437th AW C-GFLR Sk16A ex Sweden 16074 N45GC C-45H ex 52-10539 NC582 Beech GB-2 ex Bu32876 N3703G VB-17G ex 44-83546 N24927 Liberator Mk1 ex Canada AM927 Flightlines east of static: 92-3282, 92-3288 C-130H 328th AS AFRC 96-1005 C-130H 109th AS MN ANG 58-0104, 59-1466 KC-135R 136th ARS NY ANG 87-0181/SJ F-15E 336th FS 89-0485/SJ F-15E 333rd FS 166623/AA-270 F/A-18F VFA-11 166662/AC-275 F/A-18F VFA-32 N186FS Sabre Mk6 ex South Africa 352 N52033/6 SNJ-2 ex Bu2040 N58224/5 SNJ-2 ex Bu2553 N52900/3 SNJ-2 ex Bu2010 N60734/2 SNJ-2 ex Bu2032 N62382/4 SNJ-2 ex Bu2039 N65370/1 SNJ-2 ex Bu2562 Flying/elsewhere: 92-3286, 92-3287 +1 C-130H 328th AS AFRC 60-0358, 63-7981 KC-135R 136th ARS NY ANG N139PJ L-39C ex Russia N922BB HA200A ex Spain E.14A-22 The Thunderbirds with F-16C/D(#)s: 86-0039# 86-0041# 86-0281 87-0313 87-0319 87-0323 87-0325 87-0331 Preserved (at gates): 43-48957 C-47J as 43-15851 22105 C-119G as 51-2680 64-0660 F-4C preserved 56-2993 F-100D preserved east gate 56-0185 RF-101C preserved west gate To celebrate the base was removed from the initial BRAC list, as well as "USAF at sixty", Niagara Falls opened its gates to the public, which came in vast numbers. The main apron north of the main east-west runway was used for both static display and flight lines. Static was typical with no fencing at all, allowing checking some construction numbers. The air show had to be viewed from the north side of the runway as well. As light conditions were far from ideal after 10.00am, our local reporter left the base to a private spot along Walmore Rd, which runs east of the base. Although a bit close to the centreline of the main runway, this proved to be a good choice. Weather conditions deteriorated considerably Sunday afternoon, forcing the Thunderbirds to cut off their afternoon performance in a downpour.