Thursday, 27 June 2013

Phantom Pharewell - Wittmund Germany June 2013 German Air Force JG 71 Richthofen F-4F's retiring this weekend

The GAF retires its F-4F this coming weekend in a ceremony at JG 71's base at Wittmundhafen - 37+01 was the first in service and flew a few passes at Volkel last weekend. It will fly for the last time on 29 June.. the tail fin inscription in German reads " ich melde mich ab.."  (lit. 'signing out')

And the final flight at Wittmundhafen captured by PlanesTV
"..JG-71 says Pharewell to its McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms with a blistering flying routine at Wittmund. A rare A-4 Skyhawk and the F-4's Typhoon replacement make a guest appearance. DVD coming soon from PlanesTV.."

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