RNoAF CF-104 operated by the 334 squadron

type
const.
number
CAF
serial
number
arrival in
Norway
flight
hours on
arrival
registration
total
flight
hours
remarks
CF-104D
5302
104632
14.09.1973
1072
4632
2623
withdrawn from use November 19, 1982. Stored at Sola. Used as an exchange object by the Defence Museum. It was delivered to the USA by RNoAF C-130 on November 30, 1988 and went to Northern Light Aircraft as N104NL (named "Renee") in December 1988. It was leased to Avtel Services as a high-speed testbed when photographed at Mojave AP. It was sold to Thunderbird Aviation as N-104NL on April 11, 1994 and reregistered as N166TB in November 1994. The company went bankrupt in 1996 and it was sold to RLB Aviation as N166TB on March 8, 1996 and then to Rick Svetkoff "Starfighters" (date unknown). It was reregistered as N104RB on May 20, 1997. It's still active with the world's fastest civilian air show demo team.
CF-104D
5303
104633
21.07.1973
1110
633
2486
withdrawn from use December 9, 1982. Stored at Sola. Used as an exchange object by the Defence Museum. To USA on November 11, 1987 coded "N104JR", at Combat Jet & Aerospace Museum, Chino, California 1987, rebuilt at Chino, California; first flight November 11, 1987 at Mojave Field by NASA F-104 pilot Ed Schneider; owned by Combat Jets Flying Museum, Houston, Texas 1987-1992; on May 15, 1992 it was sold to the EAA, Experimental Aircraft Association, at Oskosh, Winsconsin and soon after it was grounded early 1993; after years of storage the aircraft was offered for sale in December 1995 and bought by Mark Sherman in April 1996; it was flown over that same month from Oskosh to Williams AP by Tom Delashaw with Ben McAvoy as passenger; owned by Sherman coded N104 at Williams Gateway Airport (KIWA) just outside Phoenix, Arizona 1996 first noted; January 21, 2005 noted, June 2014 last noted; for sale in 2015.
CF-104D
5307
104637
15.06.1973
1392
637
-
withdrawn from use March 14, 1983. Stored at Bodø AB. September 13, 2002 637 was handed over from The Norwegian Aviation Museum to the recource-group. Airplane is being evaluated for future airworthiness and flying. Successful engine startup September 10, 2007. Registered LN-STF; September 28, 2016 again a F-104 took off from European ground. It was 33,5 years ago that CF-104D 104637 shut off its engine to start an unsure future.
CF-104
1017
104717
23.08.1974
1750
717
3149
withdrawn from use January 17, 1983. Stored at Sola. Instructional airframe at Sola High School (Browse Fleet) used for mechanical practice for the students at Stavanger (Sola) in June 1994, Norway (ENZV); September 2012 stored outside; Sola VGS (Sola Videregående Skole) Flymuseum opened January 2013; mounted March 18, 2014 on pole at Sola AB in front of the building of Sola Videregående Skole (Technical School) and adjacent Flyhistorisk museum; April 2017 noted.
CF-104
1030
104730
13.08.1974
1816
730
3218
withdrawn from use March 14, 1983. Stored at Sola. From 14.03.1983 borrowed from the central Defence Museum for permanent static display at the Sola Aviation Museum; preserved in the Aviation Historical Museum (Flyhistorisk Museum), Stavanger, Sola, December 1993 noted; May 2011 noted; August 2016 noted.
CF-104
1055
104755
25.04.1974
2136
755
3543
withdrawn from use January 7, 1983. Stored at Sola. Given for educational training in Skedsmo. Preserved at Lillestrom, Kjeller AB at Kjeller Aviation Museum (Kjeller Flyhistorisk Forening) May 2001 noted; well-kept for static display in Aero Club hangar 2003 noted; Catamaran launcher (underwing pylon) mounted September 2006; four Sidewinders mounted September 2006; Kjeller airshow May 13, 2007 noted; in clean configuration at Kjeller Air Show in May 2015 last noted.
CF-104
1059
104759
16.10.1973
1850
759
3412
withdrawn from use November 22, 1982. Stored at Sola. A few years later it was seen within the collection of the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo in June 1989. It was seen there for the last time late May 1995. In August 2000 it was seen again, now inside a new museum building at Gardermoen AB. It could be found preserved until it was sold to Barry Johnson of the Air Defense Museum at Bagotville in Canada in 2004. It was first seen in Canada in September 2005 and it was sold in August 2006 to Rick Svetkoff of the Starfighters Demo Team who needed an extra single-seat airframe for the 2007 season. The 104759 arrived in St Petersburg in November 2006. Early 2008 it received its blue-white color scheme. Effective August 10, 2007 the aircraft received official the registration number "N104RN"; flyworthy as of today.
CF-104
1066
104766
17.08.1973
1230
766
2806
withdrawn from use November 22, 1982. Stored at Sola. 1994 Gate Guard at RNoAF Air Materiel Command HQ (Luftforsvarets Forsyningskommando), Norwayat Kjeller AB, Norway; preserved on pole at LFK Kjeller 2003, marked "F-104", 2005 in Silver colors noted; restoration in 2009; 2010 displayed again in light-grey color scheme with 334 Skv markings; 2012 preserved on pole at Gate October; May 2017 noted.
CF-104
1097
104797
09.10.1974
1765
797
1871
crashed on July 29, 1975 at Revtind between Beiarn and Blakkadalen. The pilot Lt Per Yngvar Aas was killed. He was on a routine navigation training mission and probably hit the mountainside. The wreck was found 1150 meters above sea level.
CF-104
1100
104800
22.02.1974
1916
800
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withdrawn from use May 5, 1983. Stored at Bodø. Instructional airframe (GIA) at Asphaugen School in Bodø 1985, in use in 2006, November 2011 last noted at Bodø Videregående Skole; originally the aviation museum "Norsk Luftfartsmuseum" Bodø received this as first priority but they thought CF-104 801 did the job as a museum aircraft well so they gave it to the "Friends of Starfighters" Bodø instead, "Friends of Norwegian Starfighters" got CF-104 104800 on permanent loan with markings of 334 Skv; CF-104 800 June 17, 2012 Bodø Air Show when it was in a shelter 305 Bodø AB; stored in QRA shelter November 2012 noted.
CF-104
1101
104801
26.07.1973
1985
801
3357
withdrawn from use July 13, 1982; donated to Central Defence Museum, on display RNoAF Museum (Forsvarsmuseet) at Gardermoen with 334 Skv marks, 1982 first noted; August 6, 2006 last noted there, 801 was transported November 3, 2006 with a truck to "Norwegian Aviation Museum" (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum)at Bodø; November 2013 noted; for restoration in 2016 noted; March 2017 noted.
CF-104
1118
104818
26.02.1974
1904
818
3146
withdrawn from use 03.12.82. Stored at Sola. to Luftforsvarets Tekniske Skolesenter (RNoAF Technical School) at Kjevik, near Kristiansand, Norway for BDRT (GIA) 1985; June 21, 2010 transported to Vestby-Kjeller, owned by Kjeller Flyhistoriske Forening; cockpit section was cut from the aircraft in September.2010; planned as a travelling exhibition cockpit; restoration in March 1015 last noted.
CF-104
1133
104833
13.08.1974
1841
833
2489
crashed on June 10, 1978, aprox. 17 nautical miles nort of Andoya. The plane was on a mission to identify three unknown vessels aprox 32 nautical miles from Hillesoy radar. After cicleing the targets twice, the fighter flew into the sea aprox. 5 nautical miles to the south of theese. The pilot 2nd. Lt. Stein Ekholt was killed.
CF-104
1136
104836
09.10.1974
1758
836
3156
withdrawn from use November 17, 1982. Stored at Sola. Instructional airframe (GIA) at Avionics School (Bardufoss Høgtun Videregående Skole) at Bardufoss, Norway (ENDU) in June 1985; 2007 stored on a parking ramp outside near the school building at Bardufoss AB; January 2014 last noted; to Raufoss located 120 km north of Oslo June 6, 2014 as instructional airframe for Nammo factory ammunition tests, it joins CF-104 890 that arrived there earlier in February 2014; no further information.
CF-104
1150
104850
19.11.1973
1921
850
3482
withdrawn from use December 6, 1982. Stored at Sola. To Norwegian AF museum; delivered to USA in 1994 as a trading object for a Harvard aircraft; the new owner became Steve Alex, Maine USA; he wanted to make the aircraft fly worthy again and registered the aircraft N104JT for "Jet Tech systems" which was a company owned by him; the project stopped and the aircraft was sold to Rick Svetkoff; he brought it over to St Petersburg, Florida in July 1997; that same month the aircraft had its first engine runs and on October 30, 1997 it made its first "civil" flight; it was still bare metal with a white tail; late 1997, early 1998 it received its bright blue-white color scheme; the aircraft was always flown by Tom "Sharkbait" Delashaw; 1999 the aircraft has received a new registration N104RD, 2004 flying; 2017 operational last noted.
CF-104
1160
104860
14.02.1974
1891
860
2779
crashed on June 8, 1979 near the island Spildra in Kvaenangen. Just after completing a simulated missile attack on a small island norteast of Spildra, the pilot noticed reduced enginepower and loss of airspeed. As the afterburner was lit, the plane caught fire. The pilot Squadron Commander Col Per Boethun ejected and escaped with minor injury.
CF-104
1170
104870
28.01.1974
1859
870
3378
withdrawn from use December 1, 1982. Used as a tractor handling aircraft at Bodø MAS (Main Air Station), Bodø, Norway, noted 2003, 2005 last noted; under restoration for presentation at Bodø AB (ENBO) July 1, 2007; June 7, 2008 new color scheme in red overall and white and blue stripes; the aircraft will act as a mascot for the friends of Starfighters of Norway; 870 was previous a candidate to go to Norsk Luftfartmuseum Bodø, but not anymore since they got CF-104 "801" instead November 3, 2006; preserved in storage at Bodo in late 2012.
CF-104
1182
104882
17.12.1974
1831
882
2995
withdrawn from use December 22, 1982. Stored at Sola. Given to Norsk Våpenteknologi at Kongsberg; as gatekeeper at Volvo Aero Norway, Kongsberg 1995; August 6, 2006 noted, it wears markings of 334 Skv and grey scheme; August 22, 2009 noted; the company changed name to GKN Aerospace Norway AS, February 2016 last noted.
CF-104
1186
104886
23.08.1974
1782
886
2923
withdrawn from use December 9, 1982. Stored at Sola. Given to Rygge Hovedflystasjon (MAS) for ABDR training; in 2001 it moved to Trondheim as a testbed for fire extinguisher experiments. Privately owned by Trygve Grorud, on display at Ringsaker, near Rudshøgda, Hamar, Norway August 6, 2002, April 2014 last noted; November 2015 dismantled; to the Aviation Museum (Forsvarets Flysamling) at Gardermoen on December 4, 2015; restoration with new paint etc.; under restoration in May 2017 noted (finally it will be placed outside the museum as a gate guard).
CF-104
1189
104889
22.05.1974
1830
889
3215
withdrawn from use November 25, 1982. Stored at Sola. Given to Sogn Technical School as a training aid, (date unknown), instructional at Sogn Videregående Skole (school), Oslo-Fornebu noted June 1989; stored 1997; on display at Sandefjord-Torp AP, owned and maintained by Association Dakota Norway April 13, 2002; June 2006 noted; February 2012 parked outside at the facility of Dakota Norway; July 2016 preserved in a hanger (HAS) noted; May 2017 noted.
CF-104
1190
104890
09.10.1974
1748
890
3134
withdrawn from use January 12, 1983. Stored at Sola. Used for ABDR (battle damage repair training) at Bodo AB, seen 1992 with U-2 nose; March 2004 noted; stored in open air for many years in June 2013 last noted; February 27, 2014 104890 has been loaded on a truck and moved to Raufoss, there it will be used for ammo testing; no further information.
CF-104
1200
104900
14.05.1974
1901
4900
900
3472
crashed on January 18, 1983 in the sea aprox. 15 km west of Bodø. The pilot Lt Bjørn Larsson lost control of the plane at low altitude, but managed to eject safely.
Coded initially "4900" in RNoAF because of conflict with Northrop F-5A 67-14900, which was already in service. This F-5A aircraft was retired in 1978. Therefore the "4900" was recoded "900" before January 1977.
F-104G
9010
2564
15.11.1977
1350
FN-B
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Never operated by the RNoAF
Ex Luftwaffe fighter bought to be put as gatekeeper at 331 squadron in 1977. Previous German registration: KH+110 and JA+246 from JG 74. Plane built by SABCA, Belgium. On display at Bodø AB. Removed due to corrosion, then remounted May 22, 2006; March 2017 noted.

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