F-104 Pilot gallery

Beneath an overview of a number of IFS members who once flew the F-104 or still fly the F-104 (civil) today in alphabetic order (familyname). Some have been requested to be added by family. We are always interested in other pilots to join... It is mandatory to share a photo of yourself in an F-104 cockpit or in front of an F-104, taken during the operational period.

  • Leocricio Almodovar Martinez = EDA = #2259

    Leocricio Almodovar Martinez was destinated to Ala de Caza (Fighter wing) nº...


  • Harold Alston = USAF = #2407

    (LtCol ret.) Harold flew the F104C at George Air Force Base, California,...


  • Andrea Arena = AMI

    Andrea Arena has flown the F-104S Starfighter from 1994 to 2002, logging...

  • ArmandoArmando
    Armando Armando = AMI = #4106

    (Lt.Col. ret.) Once combat ready on F-86 K "All Weather Fighter" Armando...


  • Herb Arnberger = USAF

    Herb flew first the F-100C and F-100D (1957-1965) and F-4C/D (1965-1969)...


  • Atze Atsma = KLu

    Atze "Liner" Atsma flew the F-104G with 312 squadron at Voikel Air...


  • Marco Bachetti = AMI

    Marco flew the F-104 for almost 1990 flying hours starting from April...


  • Richard M. Baughn = USAF = #108

    (General Ret.) Richard "Dick" Baughn checked out in the F-104A and B...


  • Zafer Bayram = THK = #6957

    Zafer Bayram flew with 3 AJU Konya (200hours on F-100), and with...


  • Ioannis Bekas = HAF = #2780

    Lt.General Ioannis (John) Bekas Joined the Hellenic Air Force in 1956 and...


  • Frank Belinne = USAF

    Frank flew the F-104 at test pilot school, class 65-A. He got...


  • Dick Bennett = ANG = #807

    Dick flew the F104A with the Arizona ANG in 1960. He...


  • Alberto Biagetti = AMI

    After Italian Air ForceAcademy and flight schools Alberto Biagetti was assigned to...


  • Murnir Birler = THK

    Flew the F-104 from 1986-1993, 7 years, totaly flight time 1385.00. Models...


  • Luciano Bittesini = AMI

    Luciano entered the Italian Air Force in 1971, jet only training 13...


  • Rob de Bloeme = KLu = #4335

    Rob received his wings in February 1968. At July 19th, 1968 he...


  • Franco Bonazzi = AMI = #921

    Franco was in the USAF pilotschool class 55D and became the first...


  • Adriano Bonazzoli = AMI = #6104

    Adriano flew the F104G from 1976 to August 1980, first with 18...


  • Jan Brekelmans = KLu = #6780

    After a career as commando he moved to the Air Force late...


  • Eldon W. Brown = Lockheed

    Born in December 25th, 1927, Eldon (Ed) W. Brown, Jr. was an...


  • Greg Bruneau = RCAF

    Lt Col (Ret) CAF, captained 7 aircraft types but had only one...


  • Herbert G. Brunelle = USAF = #198

    Herbert transitioned from the F-86D (The first pilot to log a 1000...


  • Jeffrey C. Carr = USAF = 6232

    Jeffrey's father (Charles C Carr) also flew the F-104. He flew the...


  • Georges Castermans = BAF

    Georges Castermans (Col. Ret) graduated class USAF 52-C and was member ofthe...


  • Chris Christiaens = BAF = #6572

    Flew the F-104 Starfighter within the Belgium Air Force from May 1980...


  • Piercarlo Ciacchi = AMI

    Piercarlo flew the F-104 within the AMI (at least at Grazzanise 10...


  • David B. Clardy = USAF = #308

    David "Lion" Clardy served at least 479th TFW, 435th TFS in February...


  • Vito Cracas = AMI

    Vito was the last combat ready F104S-ASA pilot at 36th Stormo, Gioia...


  • Wolfgang Czaia = GAF

    Wolfgang was Luftwaffe Flt. Instructor and check pilot from 1964 to 1970...


  • Eric Dahlen = RNorAF = #3567

    Eric flew the F-104G in Bodo AFB from 1967 till January 1973....


  • Keith E. Davey = USAF

    Keith checked out in the F-104C/D at George AFB California in August,...


  • George Davis = USAF = #234

    George flew the 104A and F-104B model from 1958 till 1962 with...

  • Peer Dekkers
    Peer Dekkers = KLu = #4331

    Started on F-104 in August 1969 (OCU Leeuwarden). Volkel 311 Sqn 1970...


  • Tom Delashaw = USAF = #986

    Tom "Sharkbait" Delashaw had 6,000+ hrs. in fighters: F-84F; F-100A/D/F; F-104C/D/G/TF/CF; F-4C/D/E....


  • Frederick R. Dent = USAF = #2654

    Fred’s F-104 flight experience was at the Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB,...


  • Apostolos Doukellis = HAF

    Colonel Doukellis flew the F-104G with 336 Squadron in 116 CW, Araxos...


  • Norvin “Bud” Evans = USAF = #31

    Norvin is a former F-104 pilot having flown all models (except the...


  • Andrea Favretto = AMI

    As an experience pilot Andrea got his F-104 training in Germany was...


  • Samuel H. Fields = USAF

    Col. Samuel Henry Fields (USAF) flew the F104 with the 331 FIS...


  • Crosley J. Fitton = USAF = #200

    Crosley J. Fitton flew the F-104 from 1955 to 1967. He was...


  • Jim Flemming = RAAF = #304

    Jim was the only Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot to fly...


  • Antonio (Toni) Fogliani = AMI

    Antonio flew the F-104 from 1984 till 1996 starting with the 18th...


  • Kalle Freese = GAF = #2500

    Coming from F-84 Karl "Kalle" Freese graduated on June 16th 1965 with...


  • Julio Fuentes = ANG

    Julio flew F-104C within the PR ANG (198th TFS) at Muniz AFB...


  • George Garey = USAF

    (LtCol Ret.) He was an F-104G instructor at Luke AFB Arizona, 1964-1966....


  • Ferry van der Geest = KLu

    Ferry "Murdock" van der Geest converted from the NF-5 (300hrs) to the...


  • Frans van Giersbergen = KLu

    Frans van Giersbergen started flying the F-104 within the CAV at Volkel...


  • Jean Pierre Gilson = BAF

    Jean Pierre flew as a fighter pilot with the Belgian Air Force...


  • Mike Golas = USAF

    Mike flew as instructor at Luke AFB for 4 years (1973-1977) for...

  • DaveGroark_USAFTPS
    David “Dave” Groark = USAF = #952

    Dave flew F-104C/D within the TAC 479TFW (436 and 476TFS) at George...


  • Hub Groeneveld = KLu = #1444

    After having flown the F-84F Thunderstreak, Hub flew the RF-104G with the...


  • Wilmer N. Grubb = USAF = #227

    Wilmer flew the F-104A Starfighter within the 337th FiS at Westover AFB...


  • Ralph Harrison = RCAF = #6074

    Captain retired. Flew the F-104 with the Canadian Air Force from 1976...


  • Fraser Holman = RCAF = #6285

    Fraser flew the CF-104 for a total of 1604 hours, mostly from...


  • Pierre v Homwegen = BAF = #6248

    Pierre flew with Belgian Air Force 349 Squadron, with the 1st Wing...


  • Beer van Huet = KLu = #6779

    Beer graduated in April 1974 in CFB Cold lake on the T-33....


  • Bo Johansen = RDAF = #5216

    Bo H. Johansen flew the F104 in Royal Danish Air Force, 723...


  • Terje B. Johansen = RNorAF = #4960

    Terje served as pilot at the Norwegian 331 sqdn, based at Bodo...

  • WolfgangJurges
    Wolfgang Jürges = GAF = #3278

    GAF Class 67H at Luke AFB, graduated 1967, assigned to GAF JaboG...

  • Bill Kid
    Robert “Bill” Kidd = civil = #1006

    R.M. (Bill) Kidd flew the first flight of a Canadian built CF-104...


  • Howard Kidwell = USAF = #609

    Howard flew the F-104 with the 538th FiS at Larson AFB (1959-1960),...


  • Atilla Kosar = THK

    Atilla was born in 1953 in Turkey,entered Turkish Air Force Academy in...


  • Kees Koster = Klu = #2560

    After basic training from june 1950, Kees finally flew the F-84G Thunderjet...


  • Willem van Leeuwen = KLu = #1476

    After flying the Hunter aircraft with 726sq Willem was transitioned to the...


  • Carl Leo = USAF

    Carl H. Leo (Major) was squadron operations Officer of the 83rd FiS...

  • Tony Levier
    Anthony “Tony” LeVier = Lockheed

    Born February 14, 1913 Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. as Anthony Puck but renamed...


  • Bob Lilac = USAF = #2608

    Bob "Flower" Lilac checked out at George Air Force base in 1965...


  • Orlando Llenza = ANG

    As Major General (USAF retired) Orlando was a pilot with the 198th...


  • Han Luchsinger = KLu

    Han flew the F-104G with the Royal Netherlands Air Force 323 squadron,...


  • Norm MacSween = RCAF

    Norm flew the CF-104 Starfighter with the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)...


  • Stergiou S. Makis = HAF = #5207

    Stergiou Makis has flown 2.336 hours in the F-104 without any decisive...


  • James Maurstad = RCAF = #5327

    James (Jim) flew the CF-104 Starfighter with 441 Squadron at Baden from...


  • Allen McArtor = USAF

    Allen flew with the 319th FiS at Homestead AFB in the period...


  • Don McKay = RCAF

    Don flew the CF-104 Starfighter with the RCAF 421 squadron between 1963...


  • Chris McLean = RCAF

    Chris went through the Canadian 104 OTU in Cold Lake in the...


  • Bill McWilliams = RCAF

    Bill McWilliams (1937-2002). The CF-104 was his favourite aircraft; he flew them...


  • Johan de Meurichy = BAF = #6576

    Johan received his wings in the USAF 16 May 1980 at Reese...


  • Walt P. Meyler = USAF = #3595

    Flew F-104A/B's as a member of the 319th FIS at Homestead AFB...


  • George Mitsainas = HAF = #3725

    George Mitsainas joined the Hellenic Air Force in September 1958 as Air...


  • Mario Motta = AMI

    Mario (LtCol ret.) enlisted in the Italian Air Force on October 27th...


  • Angel Luis Negrón Pezzi = EdA =...

    Pilot Angel Luis Negrón Pezzi graduated with the XII Promotion in the...


  • Jaap Niestadt = KLu

    Lt Niestadt started flying the F-84F from 1963 as 19 years old...


  • Guus Nieuwenhuis = KLu = #3536

    After receiving his wings in 1966, Guus flew the F-84F with 315...


  • Christos Nikolopoulos = HAF

    Christos Nikolopoulos was assigned to 336 Squadron, 116 CW at Araxos Air...


  • Adolf Obersteller = GAF = #3375

    Adolf "Adi" Obersteller flew the F-104 from 1966 till 1982. Most of...

  • Sven Oddli
    Sven Oddli = RNorAF

    Sven flew the CF-104 with the Royal Norwegian Air Force 334 squadron...


  • John D Olson = USAF = #1253

    John D. Olson flew the F-104C Starfighter with 479TFW in the period...


  • Boris Ortiz = ANG

    Boris flew the F 104 C & D with the Puerto Rico...

  • Joe Ozier
    Joseph W. Ozier = USAF

    Joseph W. Ozier was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on May 15th, 1924....


  • Darryl Pajot = RCAF = #6666

    Darryl was at CFB Cold Lake in 1977 as a Second Lieutenant...


  • Gary Pearson = USAF = #541

    Gary flew with the 538th FiS at Larson AFB (1959-1960). Then worked...


  • Hubert Peitzmeier = GAF = #3815

    Hubert graduated with F-104 Class 69-C, 4512 CCTS 4510 CCTW, Luke AFB,...


  • Fabio Pontali = AMI = #6795

    Fabio joined the Air Force Academy in 1970 where I graduated as...


  • Gordon Price = RCAF

    Gordon flew the CF-104 in the nuclear strike role with RCAF Sqn...


  • Guy Putker = KLu

    Guy was checked out on the (T)F-104G and RF-104G with CAV at...


  • John J.R. Raulston = RCAF

    Canadian Air Force. Flew the CF-104 from Feb 1981 to Dec 1985...


  • Roberto Reggianini = AMI

    Roberto flew the TF-104G at 20th Sqn, Grosseto AB in 1980, F/RF-104G...


  • Joseph Renick = USAF = #2489

    Joseph D. "Joe" Renick flew the F-104A with the 319th FIS at...


  • Dave Richards = RCAF = #6145

    David flew the CF-104 Starfighter with 441st Tactical Fighter Squadron at Baden...


  • Edward Rock = USAF = #594

    Next to the F-100 Super Sabre Edward also flew the F-104C as...


  • Ed Rozdeba = RCAF

    Ed flew the CF-104 for more than 2000 hours. He passed away...

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    Hans Ruijgrok = KLu

    Hans Ruijgrok flew the F-104 Starfighter with 311 squadron at Volkel Air...


  • Arlie Sanders = USAF = #182

    Arlie "Sandy" Sanders checked out in the F-104A in April 1958 at...


  • Roberto “Bob” Sardo = AMI

    (Col. active). After he graduated on the F-104 at 20 Gruppo at...


  • Andrea “Scaltro” Scaltriti = AMI

    Andrea joined the Italian Air Force in january 1988 and after graduating...


  • Francis Schmidt = USAF = #1014

    Francis J "Frank" Schmidt always talked about flying his favorite airplane the...


  • Roy Schouten = KLu

    The moment Roy Schouten achieved 500 hours in jets, a requirement in...


  • Mark Sherman = civil

    Mark bought a CF-104D from the Combat Jets Flying Museum in April...


  • Dave Skilling = USAF

    Dave flew the Zipper at Luke AFB, between 1970 and 1973, then...


  • James Smith = USAF = #528

    James "Jim" R. Smith flew the F-104A and B version with 538FiS...


  • Elias Sofianos = HAF

    Elias Sofianos was flight instructor in Araxos Air Force Base 335 "Tiger"...


  • John M. Soler = USAF

    John flew F-104C within the TAC 479TFW at George AFB early 60s...


  • T.W.A Stuart = USAF = #255

    His first flight in the F-104 was 21 July 1958. He flew...


  • Rick Svetkoff = civil

    Rick leads the Starfighters demo team in the USA. He has experience...


  • James Swanson = USAF = #514

    James Jim O. Swanson also nicknamed "Swanee", flew the F-104C with 435TFS...


  • Ike Sweezy = USAF

    F-104 experience: From 1979-1982 Luke AFB 69TFTS (F104G) and from 1982-1985 NATO...


  • Rodney Trimble = USAF

    Started flying the F-104C in 1966 at George AFB and lateron in...


  • Dimitris Tzannes = HAF = #5210

    Dimitris was F-104G pilot in Polemikh Aeroporia ( Hellenic Air Force), from...


  • Bud Venus = RCAF

    Bud flew the 104 from 1962 till 1966 as instructor at Cold...


  • Mike Vivian = ANG/USAF

    Mike Vivian started flying the F-104 in 1960 with the Arizona ANG...


  • Henk de Waard = KLu = #6393

    Nicknamed "Glider" his first 104 flight was made on 11 May 1979...


  • Rick Wall = RCAF

    Rick Wall served in the Canadian Air Force and flew the CF-104...


  • Fred Watts = USAF = #4445

    Fred was primarily associated with the F-104 at the USAF Aerospace Research...


  • Don Weixl = RCAF = #1002

    (Lt Col retired) Don was a former Canadian Starfighter instructor and pilot...


  • George Wells = USAF

    After a 3 year tour in F-100's at Chaumont France and Lakenheath,...


  • Hans van der Werf = KLu =...

    Hans "sundance" van der Werf flew the (T)F-104G from 1969 till 1980...


  • Gerhard Westerdijk = KLu

    Gerhard received Air Force flight training from August 1970 till Sept 1972....


  • Ragnar Westskogen = RNorAF = #3565

    After flying the F-86K for one year Ragnar flew the the F-104G...


  • Henk Wilbrink = KLu

    Henk flew with the (T)F-104G with TCA, 322 and 323 squadron, at...


  • Robert Jan Willekens = KLu

    Nicknamed "Birdie" he flew F-104G with 306 squadron, Volkel Air Base. He...


  • Jock Williams = RCAF

    Jock flew the CF104 from 1971-1975 with the RCAF/Canadian Forces. He was...


  • Harv Wregget = RCAF

    Harv flew the CF-104 with the Canadian Air Force from 1972 to...


  • James “Jim” Wright = TennANG = #758

    Jim was an F-104A pilot with the Tennessee Air National Guard, Knoxville...


  • Bert Yetman = USAF = #828

    Nicknamed "junkyard" he flew the Zipper from 1961 - 1971. First at...


  • Jack Young = USAF = #3149

    (Lt. Col, USAF Ret) Jack flew the F-104 A/B from 1966 to...

  • Giacinto Zito
    Giacinto Zito = AMI = #6277

    Giacinto Zito flew with the Italian Air Force from January 15th,...