Tiger-striped Falcon

C’mon Zoomies! We’re in last place in the Valour-IT team competition! Remember: “If you can’t be an athlete at least be an athletic supporter!

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon, 120th Fighter Squadron (FS), 140th Fighter Wing (FW), Colorado Air National Guard (COANG), flown by USAF Major (MAJ) Julian Clay, finishes refueling from a USAF KC-135E Stratotanker, 108th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), New Jersey Air National Guard (NJANG), during the second Tiger Meet of the Americas. The Falcon is carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile (left) and Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod under the wing and an Acceleration Monitor Assembly (AMA) pod on the wing tip. The Tiger Meet of the Americas, first ever held in Canada, inaugurated in 2001 in the Western Hemisphere to carry on the Tiger tradition of the long-established European original experience; promoting solidarity and operational understanding between NATO members. The Meet attracted 400 participants and over 20 aircraft, with at least 6 fighter jets painted in distinctive “Tiger” schemes. For a squadron to be invited, only one simple criterion required, the unit must have a Tiger or other big cat on their unit’s insignia or as a mascot. Date Shot: 17 Sep 2003

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Comments

  1. I love this shot! Glad you posted it! I agree about the Air Force Team sucking wind and being unable to continue after a flameout! Hopefully we can make a fair showing this year …