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09-17-2002, 01:57 PM
The Starfighters demonstration team on the ramp at Reno-Stead, with auxilliary power units hooked up to aid in the ground start:

09-17-2002, 01:58 PM
A "hot start" for the TF-104 on the left, as flames are emitted from the exhaust cone:

09-17-2002, 02:05 PM
Lead ship (TF-104) signals to his wingman that he's about to taxi:

09-17-2002, 02:08 PM
Lead ship (TF-104) taxis out for departure from the ramp at Reno-Stead. A third F-104 will be joining the two ship team shortly. Even with the economy suffering a recent recession, there is quite the future for Classic Jet restorations and two Lockheed F-104/TF-104 Starfighters are proof of that:

09-17-2002, 02:10 PM
The single-seat F-104G taxis out in a burst of smoke and heat waves:

09-17-2002, 02:12 PM
A beautiful shot of the TF-104 on climbout, but unfortunately, a camera malfunction prevented the photographer from capturing any images of the second bird, though it flew right by him, with roughly thirty feet of separation, afterburners on. A beautiful sight...one we will all hopefully see for many years to come: