There’s an F-15, called red65, that is flying from St. Louis to Ventura County. Operator is listed as “Comite International de La Croix-Rouge Red Cross”. Does this this look familiar to anyone?
They need air support for their ground operations!
Sometimes we see military flights when they’re using an identifier that’s the same as a real airline. ICE9 (and ICE19, ICE29, etc) used to see this a lot.
Must be one of the last ones out of lambert. Last i knew the missouri air national guard was getting rid of all the F15s at lambert. They were ridding them 2 at a time that was over two years ago tho. Maybe they did have more than what was parked on the ramp.
The guard F-15’s are all gone. What it might be though is an F-15 off the production line at the MD/Boeing plant there. They also make the F-18, and used to, or possible still do, the AV-8 and T-54.
Uhhh, as far as I know Massachusetts, Oregon, Florida, Louisiana, and Montana Guard all operate F-15s. Or did you mean all the Lambert F-15s are gone??
Yeah I’m sorry, I meant the 131st TFW from STL. Yeah there’s still many units operating the 15s.
No they just make the F18s there i worked there 2 years and never saw a new F15, or for that matter a 8 or 54 at lambert ever. I could be wrong but i never saw any military jets there but the 18 and the 15. So the Blue angels come in a couple times too, Always cool they would make two passes in formation w/ smoke on then land.
You worked at Boeing at STL or at STL (elsewhere on the airport)? I recall seeing Harriers and hawks among F-15E’s until the mid 2000’s at various locations at the plant. I haven’t seen any recently though.
I currently work Boeing STL and there are F-15 currently in production for Singapore, Korea and soon Saudi Arabia. No more harriers anymore in production. Not sure what the Red Cross means or what the jet was in for.
I hear them often overhead “RED” is a Boeing test Callsign which is probably why the system picks it out the way it does.