Phantom Farewell US Tour

On the eve of the charismatic USAF F-4 Phantom’s retirement, Joe Copalman reports on the jet’s recent farewell tour of US facilities.

FINAL DAYS OF THE USAF PHANTOMS

Jim ‘Wam’ Harkins flying low level through Rainbow Canyon in Death Valley, California, while transiting from Naval Base Ventura County, California, to Hill AFB, Utah, in October.
Kevin Whitehead

AT 13:00 PACIFIC Daylight Time on November 13, spectators at the 2016 Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada witnessed something they’ll likely never see again – an operational US Air Force F-4 Phantom touching down after a display.

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