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Aviation Photo #1616890 Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon - USA - Air Force

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USAF Thunderbird Commander Lt.Col Greg Thomas is closely followed by Major John Baum, ithe Left Wing of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron and flying the No. 2 jet, as they taxi to the active. The close formation taxi means that #2 has to watch the lead aircrafts wingtip on the ground as well.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon
    Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Lockheed
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    Homestead - Dade County-Homestead Regional (Homestead AFB)
    Florida
    USA
    November 7, 2009
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Don't you think somebody forgot to remove the red ribbon?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks as though someone forgot to pull that "remove before flight" tag...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool pic. Number 2 still has a "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" tag on it???
Anonymous
9 years ago
The "Red Ribbon" you see is the EPU pin. Typically during a standard F-16 launch, the pin is pulled prior to performing the ground runup of the EPU (After the PRI/SEC check) The T-Birds on the other hand, perform all of their ops checks @ EOR, and step to a "standby" a/c if/when neccessary. (It's kinda unsightly for the team to do in front of a large crowd, esp when most crowd lines are merely a few feet away). Hope this helps!

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