91-0308 (LN) The aircraft 91-0308, callsign "Bones 11", is seen together with aircraft 91-0311 callsign "Bones 12", holding on the left wing after being refuelled prior to continuing with their training mission. The Strike Eagles look closer to the tanker wing than they actually were. (mehr von 91-0308)
The last two operational Tomcat squadrons arrive at NAS Oceana for their homecoming following their six month deployment to the Gulf onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. This is the last time that 22 Tomcats will ever fly together. VF-213 will transition to the F/A-18F Super Hornet whilst VF-31 will end Tomcat operations in September 2006 when the aircraft is finally retired from active service with the US Navy. The end of an era.
72-1490 (TD) The ACC USAF Heritage Flight QF-4E 72-1490/TD piloted by Lt. Col. Jerry Kerby leads the formation with the two F86 Sabres N86FS piloted by Dale Snodgrass and N186FS piloted by Ed Shipley and Maj. Geoff Hickman piloting F-16C 94-0048/SW of the East Coast F16 "Viper East" demo team at the rear of the formation. (mehr von 72-1490)