Tag: Kentucky Air National Guard

This P-51 Mustang returned home to Kentucky Air Guard after 63 years
The P-51 Mustang, serial number of 44-74202, was once assigned to the unit as a military fighter aircraft from 1953 to 1956. A P-51 Mustang arrived back on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base, Louisville, Ky, on Apr. 12, 2019 more than six decades after departing.
The story of a non-standard RF-4C Phantom Ejection
A normal F-4 ejection sequence calls for the back-seater to go out first, followed by the front-seater, but an internal fire had burned through Lieutenant Bell's emergency canopy release line causing his canopy not to blow. Meanwhile the Phantom ejection sequence device ejected Captain Sams leaving the back-seater still in the airplane... The following article titled Phantom Ejection and written...
Maj. John Hourigan identified that one of the four propellers of his C-130 Hercules had become a speed brake while the aircraft was low to the ground at a high-bank angle On May 17, 2017, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presented the 2016 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron...

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