SLUF……………………is gone………………………..

Sniff……………………Damn Desert Dust anyway…………………………

Seems that a somewhat favorite air frame of yours truly stood down today. The Hellenic Air Force officially retired the last LTV A-7E Corsair II.

I am proud to say that I did serve a tour in The Argonauts of Attack Squadron One Four Seven who in those days past, did fly and fight with the Corsair II. She was a tough little jet and could carry a lot of ordnance and did not need a lot of tanker help to do the job.

SLUF is gone……………but she will never be forgotten……………………..So Long Old Friend. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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The last A-7. She served in the 336 MIRA of the Hellenic Air Force. Fly Low. Hit Hard.

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Wings in 1986

Yours Truly, Front Row Center in The Spring of 1986 while serving in Attack Squadron One Four Seven, Carrier Air Wing Nine. Commander James H. Oliver Commanding(Back Row, Right) This was the day I was awarded my Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Wings.

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The Grand Prix Of Lancaster

From Sunday Afternoon in Lancaster

So it is not an F-1 race………………

The Karts are pretty dang fast anyway. Top speeds on the long straightaway are around 75 mph. They are powered by two cycle engines so the smoke has an oily scent to it……………….It is a lot of fun.

I could not enjoy the outstanding brews of Kinetic Brewing as I was driving………………………….That was the bummer.

But please enjoy the pictures such that they are.

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