The final flight and retirement ceremony for the venerable F-4 Phantom will be December 21st at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The Phantom is still in active service at Holloman with Detachment 1 of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron. The last flight and ceremony are open to the public, but attendees must RSVP to the base.
Tentative 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
It’s important to note that attendees must RSVP with the 49th Wing Public Affairs office by calling 575-572-7381 or by emailing email@example.com. RSVPs may be accepted through their Facebook page as well. Further updates will be posted to the event Facebook page.Thanks to AirShow Stuff for the information.