I could be wrong, but, I believe the last Air Defence mission designated F- 106 was when 59-0043 (first assigned to 27th FIS at Loring AFB in 1960)flew to Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson. Its last assignment was with the New Jersey ANG at Atlantic City.....
BTW, I painted the tail flash on this one...... The Old Sarge And YES, I know that this picture is technically wrong....
The Old Sarge What is Irish diplomacy? It’s the ability to tell a man to go to hell, in such a manner he will look forward to making the trip. And buy his ticket!
NASA F-106 flights in 1997. Wasn't a real Six as they removed MA-1 and had simple Instruments and Comm/Nav setup. I remember first time a saw a NASA six was a B Model that flew into McGuire and needed support from 539th FIS. Pilot reported TACAN problem so my boss sent me out to check it. Opened the saddle rack behind cockpit and found a Commercial TACAN and UHF setup. I climbed back down and went back to shop. Several of the old-timers got a good laugh when I asked WTF did they do with MA-1. The forward Electronics racks were gone and ballistic weights were bolted in. I called Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Comm shop and they dispatched a tech. I met him at Security entrance and vouched him in. We had given him orientation into MA-1 a few months earlier. He looked at setup and said the MATS Transit Alert folks had replacement components but he had no funding for spares. Our Comm/Nav folks finally got the spare TACAN box and we checked it out. Weirdest Six I ever saw. Control stick was a single column, not the two handled one MA-1 used. No Radar scope etc. Back seat was same. The six was being used to check lightning strikes on fighters. They had a weird cable strap system on top ridge line and bottom side to "collect electricity and prevent big holes from being made. Lorin
Thanks for the reply's, all very noteworthy and correct I believe. Let me introduce myself to the hangar folks, my name is Richard and I served my time at Mc Chord AFB, Jan '63 - Aug. '66, was crew chief on 59-0052. Also worked the swing shift maintenance crew & graveyard pre-flight plus time in the alert stalls. Only had one time on TDY to attend the William Tell shoot off in 1965 I believe, other then that stayed at Mc Chord. I live in Portland Or. so have taken a few trips back to the base to visit, the last time was in Sept. 2019 and one of the docents gave me a personal tour of the old hangar our group worked out of which is now used as the restoration and paint shop. Have also visited the Palm Springs air museum where 57-2509 has been restored & on display which of course I worked on at Mc Chord, too bad the military does a "GUT JOB" on the planes before turning them over to the museum. I also worked on 59-0145 which is on display in Florida, glad to see some of the old birds have been saved. One of the most terrifying experiences I had was in 1965 when an earthquake hit early in the morning. I had been out with the "boys" the night before & wasn't feeling too good, (Huge Head) as I tried to connect the air to the aircraft, my head was up in the dark wheel well, & I thought I was getting sick because everything was moving around , only to drop down & see the front nose gear doing a left to right rocking motion & the view across the flight ramp looked like the ocean with waves. Of course it emptied the pilots ready room & all hangar personnel were outside on the flight line immediately. OK guys, I've rambled on long enough, in closing would like to say I am a member of our local American Legion post# 104 and support all veterans. God Bless
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lindel: While I don't have a cheap phone, I DO have insurance on it...should it fall into a outhouse or similar, it can stay there...insurance WILL take care of it.
May 15, 2022 3:53:15 GMT 9
johncarr: I wonder if any one can help me find a friend from Det 2 48fis Robert Puls He was the chute man Got maried while he was at homestead I left the in Feb 73 my Email is [email protected]
Feb 5, 2022 12:14:03 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Yery well said !
Dec 13, 2021 6:14:51 GMT 9
flypapajohn: SMSGT James Gier, USAF Retired, passed away last evening! "The Old Sarge" was one of many great crew chiefs that I had the honor of knowing! Allan John Kelly, Lt Col USAF Retired
Oct 7, 2021 2:40:54 GMT 9
Diamondback: Wave returned, Mike, though different vintage--my grandfather was a Green Dragon around '65-'70ish including Osan; one of the last out of NATO Chateauroux and a lot of that planeload ended up posted at McChord.
May 6, 2021 3:40:17 GMT 9
oswald: what happened to the forum?
Apr 14, 2020 7:41:01 GMT 9
ma1marv: Thank you for this info! I need to get back here more often!
Jan 26, 2020 5:18:54 GMT 9
bobski9933: :-/Hey Sixers, I'm looking for any T.O. that listed weights of MA-1 heavy parts, like Stable Table, Radar Antenna, TR Unit, Magnatron, etc. How much did the "05 hell/door: weigh? How about Ground Service Equipment? for a VA back Disability Claim.
Dec 31, 2019 8:01:39 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Pat Mcgee, I told 3 people how to order your key chains today.
Oct 6, 2019 15:15:34 GMT 9
sand4u: I was a F106 mechanic at George AFB 329th FIS from June 1963 to Jan 1967,swing shift mostly,worked on all the aircraft we had there.
Jul 31, 2019 4:21:21 GMT 9
pat perry: bobdavis Tell Armstrong's son to join Convair F-106 Delta Dart group on FaceBook and post his Dad's info. They have over 5000 members and his chances of finding those who served with his dad are better.
Jun 19, 2019 2:33:35 GMT 9
pat perry: On 12-31-2013 this was posted for LtCol Armstrong, Henry W by his son: I am signing on behalf of my father Lt Col HW Armstrong deceased 1-2-01 Skilled 102, 106, 101, 100 pilot and Cheif or Operations for the QF102, QF106 and QF 100 programs at Holloman AFB
Jun 19, 2019 2:00:59 GMT 9
bobdavis: I met a gentleman on another forum who say my signature F106 photo and messaged me. He said his Dad flew F106's back in the day. He said his name was Hank Armstrong. Did anyone know of him? Thanks in advance. Bob Davis 48th FIS and 4756th ABG
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