SELFRIDGE STUNNERS

On completion of a ‘William Tell’ mission at the 1980 event, F-4C serial 63-7583 displays the attractive colors worn by Phantoms of the 171st FIS to advantage as it returns to its parking spot at Tyndall.

WHAT BETTER NAME could there be for a competitive event intended to demonstrate and celebrate prowess in the interception business than ‘William Tell’? For those unfamiliar with this name, he was the legendary Swiss marksman renowned for shooting an apple off the head of his son. Several hundred years later, it was decided to look abroad for a name for a new US Air Force weapons meet, and William Tell was chosen.

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