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You'd've really been a "huge fan" of F-8s if you'd been standing where I was in 1968....

July 13 2012 at 2:40 PM
Phil Brandt  (Login bondo455)
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Boy Nav Bondo stood in the dark at the edge of the Cubi Point (Philippines) runway as a "two-mation" of F-8s started their night T.O. roll. Their J57 burners were, of course, throwing out a long tail of flame, and when they rotated, their tailhooks touched the runway surface, generating a huge shower of sparks. Really spectacular!

Oh, and I remember the stickers that we'd see pasted above the urinals at many USAF bases in those days: "When you're out of F-8s, you're out of fighters." happy.gif


This message has been edited by bondo455 from IP address on Jul 13, 2012 2:42 PM

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