Heritage Flights

Cherry Point, N.C. (Mar. 3, 2003) -- Col. John D. Gumbel, Executive Officer of Naval Air Systems Command Cherry Point, waves from the backseat of an F-4 Phantom on the flight line. Col. Gumbel and test pilot Rich Bryant flew the aircraft to the Pacific Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, Calif., where the fighter jet will be used as a drone on the test range. After 42 years of service, the Marines are removing the F-4 from their inventory. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Rice.