Monthly Archives: August, 2013

183d Gate Guards Last Flights — part 1

I pulled into the airport later than usual due to a necessary errand in the city.  At 8:15 the moving crew, easy to rcognize in their mostly-yellow hard hats were already at work preparing to lift the F-16, the first of three that would be mounted before lunch and two more that afternoon, to custom-built …

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183d Fighter Wing — Before the Lifting

  When I arrived at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois in late afternoon August 12, 2013, it was obvious that the long-awaited mounting of aircraft types flown by the 183d Fighter Wing on waiting, custom-built pedestals would be taking place soon. I parked in the lot across the street and photographed the airplanes where …

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