Arizona Skies: F-104G 63-13243 passing the Oak Creek Canyon

picture taken by Richard "Dick" Moore on the occasion of his 1000th hour in the Starfighter in 1973
F-104G serial number 63-13243, construction number 2026 The F-104 stared in the film "The Right Stuff" 1982 the pilots were LtCol Robert Patterson (USAF) and Oberstleutnant Heinrich Thüringer (GAF) Two F-104G's from the 69th TFTS at Luke AFB were used to film the flying sequences One was 63-13243, the other was 63-13269. For the film both were just serialed "132" Both were later transferred to Taiwan.