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Airmen lift a TF-104G aircraft

Tech. Sgt. Kurtis Newby, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the tail of a TF-104G aircraft.  Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. Kurtis Newby, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the tail of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Staff Sgt. Wesley Hammond, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, observes a plumb bob that indicates the position and balance of TF-104G aircraft as it is slowly raised by airbags under the aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Staff Sgt. Wesley Hammond, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, observes a plumb bob that indicates the position and balance of TF-104G aircraft as it is slowly raised by airbags under the aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, an aircraft maintenance apprentice assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the nose of a TF-104G aircraft.  Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, an aircraft maintenance apprentice assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the nose of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Aircraft maintenance personnel assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron inspect the main landing gears of a TF-104G for leaks and discrepancies. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar.
15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Aircraft maintenance personnel assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron inspect the main landing gears of a TF-104G for leaks and discrepancies. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. David Chavez, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, observes the airbag that raises the right wing of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. David Chavez, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, observes the airbag that raises the right wing of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ciampia and Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, aircraft maintenance personnel assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operate the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar.
15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ciampia and Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, aircraft maintenance personnel assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operate the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, an aircraft maintenance apprentice assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the nose of a TF-104G aircraft.  Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Airman 1st Class Vandy Chan, an aircraft maintenance apprentice assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the nose of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ciampia, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the right wing of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)

More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ciampia, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 129th Maintenance Squadron, operates the control that stabilizes the airbag manifold under the right wing of a TF-104G aircraft. Airmen from the 129th Rescue Wing conducted a full-scale airbag lift exercise using a TF-104G static display to simulate a downed aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Mar. 15, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED) More information about the TF-104G is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2313.