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Aviation Feature – The Phinal Contacts: F-4F Phantom refuelling – from tanker & receiver

GAR was invited to fly with the 100th ARW out of RAF Mildenhall on what would be the last sortie flown in support of the Luftwaffe’s F-4F Phantom aircraft. Kev Wills reports from ‘Quid 22’ while Captain Sebastian M.M. Fiedler from Fighter Wing 71 “Richthofen“ gives us an exclusive pilot’s perspective. Additional images from Darron Hall.

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Aviation News – JG-71 unveils “FIRST IN, LAST OUT” F-4F Phantom II 37+01

On Wednesday 8 May 2013, Jagdgeschwader 71 “Richthofen” invited members of the media and 71 lucky guests to join the Squadron at its Wittmund Air Base home to witness the arrival of the final specially painted Richthofen aircraft ahead of the F-4F Phantom II’s retirement from Luftwaffe service at the end of June.

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BlogGAR – Karl Drage – Amsterdam-Schiphol 09/05/2013

The third and final day of my trip to Germany and the Netherlands started with an 0630 alarm call. Behind the curtains the sun was already shining and the sky was relatively free of cloud. FlightStats indicated that two KLM MD-11s were due to arrive back at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport at 0650 and 0750 respectively. There was no way we would be in position for the first but every chance we’d catch the second.

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BlogGAR – Karl Drage – My Wittmund Phantom Phinale

Two weeks ago I was resigned to the fact I’d already photographed my last German Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II…. All that changed when, with just five days’ notice, an invitation was received from JG-71 to attend an event to welcome the ‘jubilee’ “FIRST IN, LAST OUT” specially-marked aircraft to Wittmund on its delivery flight from Jever, where it had been painted.

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