The USAF qThunderbirdsq flew the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II aircraft from 1969 through 1973. This aircraft, arguably the best fighter aircraft of its time, was used extensively in the Vietnam War. The Thunderbirds used eleven of these machines. Two of them were lost to crashes, but nine remained for posterity. All but two are on display throughout the country. This book chronicles an exciting motorcycle trip by the author, a Thunderbird who flew in these aircraft during 1970-1972, to visit all of the remaining nine phantoms. His coast-to-coast journey covered nearly 8, 000 miles and provided an endless array of wonder and a bottomless well of memories. Filled with scores of color images, it details the vistas, events and thoughts that constantly bombarded the authors senses as he pursued his quest to visit old friends from the past.My friend, who owned a Harley Davidson, jokingly called my bike a a#39;Hardlya#39; and the name stuck until I painted a Thunderbird F-4E on the tank. At that ... In the two years I had been riding Thunderbike I logged nearly 30, 000 miles. In Augustanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Gary Younglove - 2005|