Arizona Skies: F-104G 12243 (63-13243) overflying the Grand Canyon 1973

this and all the following pictures were taken by Richard "Dick" Moore on the occasion of his 1000th hour in the Starfighter
"They said they would give me "243" and I could fly any mission I wanted. I told them I didn't want to fly 243 and didn't want to go to the range.
I wanted to fly a local VFR flight and wanted 243 as my wingman. Capt Dave Reed was my wingman. After take-off I gave him the lead and he flew the briefed route to Sedona, San Francisco Peaks, Monument Valley, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. In all I took 3-4 rolls of film and they turned out great."