When Pigs Could Fly
The F-111, beloved by pilots in America and Australia, takes to the air for the last time.
- By Michael Klesius
- AirSpaceMag.com, January 31, 2011
A memorable image from the day was the six-ship formation with the jets showing the variable sweep of the wings. The forward airplane had set its swing wings fully aft at 72.5 degrees, the high-speed configuration. Each airplane that followed progressed to full-out, or 16 degrees, the takeoff and landing profile.