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« on: July 18, 2009, 10:53:53 PM »

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Mark Sherman from Phoenix, Arizona owns and operates this CF-104D (C/N 104633).

The CF-104D is a two-seat training version built for the RCAF by Lockheed.

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is the aircraft featured in the AzAP logo, and this CF-104 (based at KIWA) was a big part of that decision (and the fact they played a part in Luke AFB's flight training history).  There's not too many other places in the world that you can still see an F-104 in the air!

Here's another AzAP exclusive photo, you will not find this photo posted anywhere else!


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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 12:56:35 AM »

Matt, another reason for the F-104 on the logo was that the 161st flew F-104As out of PHX for a while, and even deployed to Germany at the height of the Berlin Crisis.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 10:23:33 PM »



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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 10:02:28 PM »

For these shots, I was 30 ft. from the runway edge, at about the 4000 ft. marker.  The Starfighter did 4-5 touch and go's, before landing.  Being so close was a little bit of a disadvantage, trying to pan very quickly, as it zips by at 250-300 knots.  But it was a heck of a rush, having it blast by so close, and oh, the howl it makes.  What a blast.  Could have been better in only one way.  If I was in the cockpit, not on the side of the runway.


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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 10:05:38 PM »

Wow Bill, awesome shots!  I hope Mark can get the CF-104 back in the air soon!

That howl is awesome, it was very cool to be so close when he did his engine run a few months ago!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 10:27:50 PM »

Thanks Matt,

The F-104 certainly does have an awesome sound.  To me, the F-104 is the ultimate look for an Interceptor aircraft.  Does anything look as fast as an F-104.   If there's anything that looks more like what a Fighter/Interceptor should look like, I can't think of what it might be.

This one's a little dark, but in this case the subject is the burner flames.


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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 11:28:28 AM »

This is a short clip I shot during an engine run on the F-104, almost exactly a year ago.  Definitely worth a view/listen for those who have never heard the howl of a J79, and for those of you jonesing for a -104 fix.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 08:27:55 PM »

 N104 is sched. to be @  Reno Air Races for NAHI!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2010, 03:53:55 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 10:48:07 PM »

Kelly Johnson designed these whiz-bang pitot tube covers specifically for the F-104.

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 08:34:06 PM »

Two photos my father took of the F-104's that used to be stationed at the ANG Sky Harbor.



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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 04:26:03 PM »

Thanks for sharing Jeff.  Top one is sharp for being so old.  Love only slides, its a slide right?
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 06:06:15 PM »

Thanks for sharing Jeff.  Top one is sharp for being so old.  Love only slides, its a slide right?
Hey Damon - Glad you like the 104 photos. Sorry to disappoint; however, they are both scans from negatives. The USAF/ANG did not supply my dad with positive film - strictly negatives for his military assignments. The bottom one was simply in poor shape compared to the top one. I'll post others as I come across them in my father's collection. He loved the 104 and pointed his camera at them often.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 08:25:57 PM »




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