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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

What unit or units are receiving the F-15C and D aircraft now that the 1st Fighter Wing is well into conversion to the F-22?


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

I've heard through the rumor mill that the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville, FL will be getting some, as well as some of Kadena's (this part is confirmed). The Langley birds are just scuttlebutt, but could more than likely happen.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1938 times:

Air Forces Monthly's Oct 06 issue reports that Eglin AFB's 33rd is also scheduled to redistribute their 50 F-15C/Ds among active units and the ANG when it transitions to the JSF sometime in 2010, and become the primary USAF training center for the type, - which Navy aviators would also attend.


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1930 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 2):
which Navy aviators would also attend.

....great, and subject the Navy pilots to the AF's bs.  Yeah sure Navy and AF pilot culture is oftentimes heterogeneous.

Most of the ANG units have old A model Eagles, so this is a nice upgrade from the oldies- then again, alot of those C's are really beat up, especially Kadena's.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 3):
Navy and AF pilot culture is oftentimes heterogeneous.

What about USMC? This article also mentions foreign flyers.....

http://www.f-16.net/news_article1920.html

http://www.f-16.net/news_article2007.html

Sorry, no info on specific units receiving the C/D Eagles.



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Most are going to other units to fill gaps from losses. Some will go to the bone yard and some will be used for parts. Langley has/had some of the oldest 15's around. When I left, there were at least 3 unflyables that I knew of because of all the parts taken out of them.

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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
I've heard through the rumor mill that the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville, FL will be getting some, as well as some of Kadena's (this part is confirmed). The Langley birds are just scuttlebutt, but could more than likely happen.

DeltaGuy

Is Kadena scaling down F-15 operations or are they preparing for a new type airplane?



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2221 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Navy training at a USAF facility....I see conflict a brewin :P

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 6):

Is Kadena scaling down F-15 operations or are they preparing for a new type airplane?

Far from scaling down- if anything they're building up personnel as of the past year or so- it's the closest base to Korea other than what we have in South Korea. They'll be recieving F-22's so these are just some early transfers of their birds. Guard units always get the hand-me-downs.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 8):
Far from scaling down- if anything they're building up personnel as of the past year or so- it's the closest base to Korea other than what we have in South Korea. They'll be recieving F-22's so these are just some early transfers of their birds. Guard units always get the hand-me-downs.

I hadn't heard they were getting the F-22, though it doesn't surprise me because they were the first to get the F-15C when it was still a very new airplane. How many F-15 squadrons are based at Kadena now? Will all convert to the F-22?



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Just curious, who told you Kadena was getting F-22A's??

-Check


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

My squadron has been circulating that, as well as some of the folks out in a coupla AFB's out in Texas....for all I know it's scuttlebutt. I'm sure it'll happen, just a question of when- Elmendorf will get theirs first I imagine.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12058 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 2):
Air Forces Monthly's Oct 06 issue reports that Eglin AFB's 33rd is also scheduled to redistribute their 50 F-15C/Ds among active units and the ANG when it transitions to the JSF sometime in 2010, and become the primary USAF training center for the type, - which Navy aviators would also attend.

So, will they CV qualify there too?


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):
So, will they CV qualify there too?

I think that's for primary JSF flight training only. IMO, the Navy would want to reserve the carrier quals aspect for themselves.



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):
So, will they CV qualify there too?

I'd imagine that just the Navy folks would be doing the CQ's...the AF guys will be down at the O'Club right about then  Wink

DeltaGuy


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