The F-4 Phantom II’s final flight in US military service at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, is open to the public. The last flying U.S. F-4s are in the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron (Det 1). The squadron announced the F-4 will fly for the last time on December 21, 2016. The public is invited to see this legendary fighter roar into the skies one last time.
Here’s the schedule:
- 8 am – La Luz Gate** opens to attendees (attendees will be directed to designated parking areas and then bused to the event)
- 8 am – Community expo opens to include static aircraft such as the QF-4 and QF-16
- 10 am – F-4 Phantom II takeoff and final flight (tentative)
- 11:30 am-12 pm – F-4 Phantom II retirement ceremony
- 1 pm – Event conclusion
**The La Luz gate is the only gate open for non-DOD cardholders and public access.