Saturday, 9 April 2016

Col Robin Olds' farewell flight - 8 Tactical fighter Wing, Ubon, Thailand, September 1967

.. September 1967 just after Col Robin Olds' last mission in his F-4D SCAT XXVII in September 1967..the '27' in Roman numerals signified that this was the 27th aircraft flown by Olds to bear the name SCAT. He began with a P-38 in WWII, then Mustangs. Note the F-4 H5 seats. 8 TFW 433 TFS Ubon September 1967. Colonel Olds left Ubon on 25 September 1967. Here is seen being greeted on arrival following his final mission.

September 1967: Colonel Robin Olds’ last flight as Wing Commander, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Ubon-Rachitani RTAFB, Thailand. According to some sites this aircraft is in fact McDonnell F-4 D-31-MC Phantom II 66-7668. (U.S. Air Force)

The entire base paper was dedicated to his farewell

Col. Robin Olds with his F-4C SCAT XXVII, which is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Olds named all his aircraft after his West Point room mate Scat Davis, who could not become a military pilot due to poor eyesight.

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