FRIDAY FOTO (December 16, 2011)
Rush Hour Traffic?
We keep thinking there’s a joke here somewhere about how many F-16s it takes to change an enemy’s lightbulb — but we’ll let that pass.
What this photo really shows is more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force’s 35th, 80th and 466th Fighter Squadrons demonstrating an “elephant walk” formation as they taxi down a runway at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The Dec. 2 exercise showcased Kunsan AB aircrews’ capability to prepare aircraft quickly and safely for a wartime mission. The F-16s were fully fueled and armed but did not take off.
The 466th Squadron is temporarily assigned to Kunsan from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Please click on the photo to get a bigger image — and if you’d like to see a photo slideshow of this exercise, click here.