Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Video: A-10 East Demo Team pilot explains the 'Hog' at air show

A-10 East Demo Team pilot Capt. Johnnie "Dusty" Green explains the 'Hog' at Tuscaloosa Air Show last weekend. (Video by Cory Pennington, released on Tuscaloosa News Blogs on April 6th, 2009) Source

Watch the video (Running time 03:12)

In my post Heritage Flight Conference 2009 photo report I stated:

The A-10C Thunderbolt II demo aircraft for the 2009 season are:

A-10 East Demonstration Team:
79-0213 and 79-0223, both from the 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia. 79-0223 is the 23rd FG flagship. As a demo aircraft, 79-0213 is also special-marked '23 FG'.

A-10 West Demonstration Team:
78-0712 and 79-0209, both from the 357th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. 78-0712 is the 355th FW flagship. As a demo aircraft, 79-0209 is also special-marked '355 FW'.

As usual, all four demo jets have chromed gun muzzles.

But surprisingly, the A-10 in this video is clearly 80-0194 (probably assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron), and also marked '23 FG' and also with a chromed gun muzzle.

Question: How many A-10s are "styled" for the ongoing air show season?

1 comment:

  1. We have three aircraft, 79-0223, 80-0223, and 80-0194. We no longer have 79-0213.