Some Phantoms are still Phflying
After all that Phantom talk, here is your chance to fly a PhantomII F-4. The Collings Foundation has an airworthy Rhino and all you have to do is call them and set up a flight. The cost is $12,500, the experience is Priceless.
The Collings Foundation have flight programs available to members of the public in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows both pilots and non-pilots to experience the most important jet fighter of the Vietnam/Cold War era. Just imagine what 35,000 lbs of thrust feels like!
The F-4 Flight Training Program takes place at the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Each participant will take part in academic sessions on the aircraft, which will include presentation safety procedures, ejection seat training and cockpit orientation, before donning a Nomex flight-suit and strapping into one of the most powerful civilian operated fighters in the world. Flights will be personally tailored to each student’s interests and capabilities. The Collings Foundation F-4D Phantom is currently painted in the colors of FP-680, the jet flown by Robin Olds during Operation Bolo.
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