This was the door of our Ops Building at Zaragoza AB – note the Warhawk stickers on both doors.
The 406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing was our host wing while at Zaragoza AB, Spain.
This is the ramp at Zaragoza AB, Spain – full of Warhawk F-4E/G Phantom II’s.
We shared the ramp at Zaragoza AB with this KC-135 tanker.
This was our quarters building or “the Q’s” – our “home away from home” at Zaragoza AB.
This is the gym at Zaragoza AB, which we put to good use when not scheduled to fly.
Much of the outlying areas of the base were vast stretches of empty space – a great location for flying jets.
In the foreground is a soccer field, other quarters buildings, the flightline and a low ridgeline in the distance.
This sidewalk led from our quarters building to the theater and base chapel on the far side of the field.
This is Zaragoza AB’s Korean War era F-86, and the 512th FS “Green Dragon” patch on the tail was a Ramstein AB F-16C squadron that I would later be associated with – along with the 526th “Black Knights.”
A Warhawk F-4E taxies past KC-135 tankers on the ramp at Zaragoza AB, Spain.
A Warhawk F-4E taxis past KC-10 tankers on the ramp at Zaragoza AB, Spain.
A Warhawk dawn formation takeoff at Zaragoza AB, Spain.
This was a “single ship” flight back to Spangdahlem AB, Germany, after our deployment to Zaragoza AB, Spain.
Sometimes a jet needed extra time on the ramp while waiting for parts to arrive to repair it.
So the single guys were “chosen” to fly it home after the squadron departed for Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
I did this a few times, which allowed the married guys to return sooner to their families.
This is an impressive sunset above the weather enroute to Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
We were treated to this great sunset, while over France and heading home to Spangdahlem AB, Germany.