156 Gruppo pilots Gioia del Colle in 1977 Thanks to Francesco Missarino : standing left to right : Paolo Bettinelli, Alfardo Caroli, Giuseppe Vainieri, Mario Naldini, Mario Morelli, Giuseppe Mastroberti, Marzio Cuoco and Roberto Bisenia. Sitting from left to right: Fermo Missarino, Giulio Francillotti, Fabrizio Da Pozzo, Orazio Rizzi, Angelo Annibali, unknown pilot and Tommaso Ferro. XF-104 james edwards forex checks XF-104 number 786 Ground Checks at Edwards AFB. Note the strange way the computer bay door was opened with the XF.
This photos has been taken probably in March or April 1954 during first test flights at Edwards AFB, when the serial was applied on the forward fuselage of the aircraft. Who recognizes the people on the photo? Flight Test Team with XF-104 number 786. Other people are not yet recognised. Who are the other persons in the group?
Edwards AFB F-104B test This photo shows a group of people assigned to the Big Tail evaluation program at Edwards AFB. During this evaluation the longer tail was extensively tested on the first build F-104B 56-3719. On this photo the group is celebrating its 100 flight hour. Who recognizes any person on this photo?
NATO testpilots at Edwards This photo shows a group of NATO testpilots at Edwards AFB in front of one of the early manufactured German F-104G Starfighter. The pilots are the members of the Joint Test Force Category II Flight Test Program on the F-104G. Pilots standing from left to right : Capt. Spring 1962, George AFB 1st PFTC This photo was taken during the 1st Provisional F-104 Training Course at George AFB in Spring 1962.
C aircraft, by the 4443rd CCTS. Major Crenshaw was the CO at that moment. 1962, Key West AFB deployment This photo was taken of the 476TFS temporary on deployment to Key West, Florida during the Cuban crisis. It shows a lot of pilots. Aircraft seen during the deployment included 56-896, 56-933, 57-927 and 57-929. Homestead pilots 1963 The group standing and seated in front of Starfighter 56-878 are the pilots of the 319th, probably taken in the summer of 1963 right after they became fully operational.
Seated left to right: Ulad Marsh, Gerry Boe, Howard Kidwell, John Kimmerly, Chuck Loyd, Ted Stuart, Paul Mulhern, Charlie Neel, Charlie Jackson, Bernie Fisher, Bill Grenzebach, Ray Nyls, Ralph Carlock, Jim Allender, Jim Milner, Don Kelley. Several of the original pilots are missing from this picture. Norvenich F-104F school Lots of NATO pilots got their F-104 conversion training early 60s at Norvenich using the F-104F trainers from WS10. September 1963, training with TDM This photo taken at Twenthe Air Base on 19th of September 1963 shows instructor pilot Kees van Holstein in the backseat and Dick de Kolf in the front seat of Royal Netherlands Air Force TF-104G D-5802. When 9 Gruppo started their 104 operations from Grazzanise Air Base the aircraft were still bare metal with black serials. An example can be seen here with F-104G MM6568 code 4-38 in 1964. The pilot looking very proud to fly this Starfighter is Bruno Miotto.