F-4F’s final fling at Waddington

A Luftwaffe F-4F will appear at RAF Waddington’s airshow next weekend.

In the final run up to what is proving to be an excellent year for international attendance the RAF Waddington International Air Show airshow team is still receiving confirmations of aircraft participation, this time in the form of the German Air Force F-4F Phantom.

The aircraft, well loved and well used aircraft across the world, is coming to the end of its career with Germany being one of the last operators out of the 12 nations which have had the aircraft. With their scheduled out of service date of June 30, 2013 looming, the airshow team have worked hard to secure the static display, in what may well be the aircraft’s last appearance!

The example on display will come from JG 71 ‘Richthofen’ Wing based at Wittmund, in Northern Germany. The wing is the last F-4F operator in the German Air Force and operates the F-4 in the air-to-air fighter and interceptor role, and is due to replace its Phantoms with the Eurofighter Typhoon next year.

The RAF Waddington International Air Show takes place next weekend on June 30/July 1 and visitors will see 20 countries take part in what is going to be the biggest line up for a number of years. Advanced tickets are still available through Morrisons, HSBC and Santander – to check which outlets are near you please visitwww.waddingtonairshow.co.uk.

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