I was happy to spot the Blue & White check markings on the nose, they are representing the colours of my home state, Bavaria in Germany where once 'Tired Dude' was based. During its active duty, the Mojave was the largest and fastest helicopter in the western world. Retractable landing gear and clamshell doors in the nose were among its features not usually found in helicopters. An amazing piece of aviation history stored in the Pima Air + Space Museum.
The early morning sun is wonderfully illuminating this amazingly clean F-106. It is one of the few which survived its use as a drone (see my pic in April 97). It arrived at AMARC on 23 Feb 98 and was the only B Model of the six "Red Tails". It flew at both Holloman and Tyndall. 59-0158 is a former Langley bird with the 48th FIS. It also served as a trainer for the Mercury astronauts. Since 25 Feb 03 it is displayed at the AFFTC Museum, Edwards AFB CA.