Last Four F-16C's Depart VT ANG

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Last Four F-16C's Depart VT ANG

Post by mikewmac » 06 Apr 2019, 21:51

The last four F-16C's departed the Burlington Air National Guard Base at KBTV today as the 158th FW focuses on completing construction and training for the arrival of their F-35A's in September.

The departure ceremony was not open to the public, but I was able to watch the four fly line astern directly over my house as they departed to the northwest.
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    Post by Victory103 » 07 Apr 2019, 05:21

    Happen to know where/what unit they went to?
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    Re: Last Four F-16C's Depart VT ANG

    Post by mikewmac » 07 Apr 2019, 09:55

    Victory103 wrote:
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    Happen to know where/what unit they went to?

    Hi Chris,

    Unfortunately I don't. To my knowledge it was never publicly announced where the F-16C's were going, but most probably another ANG unit needing an upgrade. I would have guessed the Wisconsion ANG, but it has been announced that they will be getting F-35A's in 2023, so I think that probably leaves them out.

    The VT ANG flew F-16's for 32 years, so it was a bittersweet day to see them fly over for the last time.

    Of course now the local anti-military/anti-F-35 groups are delighted and will be stepping up there negative rhetoric and protests in a last ditch effort to kill the transition to F-35A's.
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      Post by Victory103 » 07 Apr 2019, 16:53

      Ok, guess we'll have to wait and see where the tail#s end up. I'm actually so used to the F-35s out of Luke, I'm excited to see Vipers.
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      Post by MIKE JG » 11 Apr 2019, 17:14

      Geez I didn't realize they were going away so soon already! Where has the time gone??
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      Post by Jon » 16 May 2019, 12:33

      I always enjoyed watching the F-16's doing pattern work while I was a UVM in the late 80's.
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      Re: Last Four F-16C's Depart VT ANG

      Post by Victory103 » 20 May 2019, 21:40

      CA Magazine says they were transferred to NJ ANG.
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