Vipers and friend at NZCH

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Vipers and friend at NZCH

Postby Splitpin » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 pm

These bad boys arrived about 2 and a half hours ago ... well done Jono , almost dark but you got them :thumbup:

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Re: Vipers and friend at NZCH

Postby Radar88 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:21 pm

The Vipers and Support Team friend are from the Misawa Air Force base in Japan they will be attending the Warbirds Over Wanaka This Easter weekend flying out from Christchurch and returning daily. According to Three's Newshub Late News clip it would take these bad boys approx 8 minutes flight time @ just under the speed of sound from from Christchurch to Wanaka

F-16s for Warbirds Over Wanaka at Christchurch Airport
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Re: Vipers and friend at NZCH

Postby Splitpin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks for the heads up Radar :thumbup:
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Re: Vipers and friend at NZCH

Postby Radar88 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:38 am

Just a few more recent findings on Youtube

If your lucky to spot take off from today will be approx 1300, fly to Wanaka, and return to Chch at 1400

F-16 pilots headed for Wanaka over Easter

F-16's landing into CHC Christchurch airport

F16 warbirds over Wanaka 2018
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Re: Vipers and friend at NZCH

Postby WillReid » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:34 am

The F-16's are 35th Fighter Wing Red Stripe 13 fighter squadron and yellow stripe 14 fighter squadron flying the F-16CJ, An unknown number of Block 50/52 aircraft have been delivered to the USAF modified to perform the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission, replacing the F-4G 'Wild Weasel' aircraft; these were unofficially designated F-16CJ/DJ. Capable of launching both the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) and AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missiles, the F-16CJ/DJ are equipped with a Lockheed Martin AN/AAS-35V Pave Penny laser spot tracker and the Texas Instruments AN/ASQ-213 HARM Targeting System (HTS), with the HTS pod being mounted on the port intake hardpoint. The first F-16CJ (serial number 91-0360) was delivered on 7 May 1993
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