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 Amh1. Glenn "Old Timer" Cassel (Ret.)

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Name Amh1. Glenn Cassel (Ret.)
Unit 416th Flight Test Squadron
Crewing F-16s
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Retired Navy. Most of it in the A-6 Intruder, with a tour in A-7s and a tour in the T-2C.
Deployed aboard USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz and the shakedown on USS George Washington.
Got this job as a result of being laid off last year at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, Kansas.
Got to attend the advanced course at Hill AFB for three weeks in November of 2011. TSGT Soto was outstanding.

Current or Favourite assignment

The first time I ever worked the F-16 and I had recently turned 55!
I am now 57 and still doing it every day!


Six at sea.
Ship's Company USS Independence, 2 Mediterranean Sea
VA-145/Carrier Air Wing Two/USS Ranger, 2 WestPac/IO
VA-147/Carrier Air Wing Nine/USS Kitty Hawk, 1 Westpac/IO, 1 Circumnavigation

My Jets & Assignments

666 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 416th Flight Test Squadron [Unit History]
Period 2009 -
Current: 666  USAF 416 FLTS F-16A Block 20 MLU [act]
It has that tail number.....................
Other aircraft/assignments Navy
VT-26, T-2C Buckeye
VA-145, A-6E/KA-6D Intruder
VA-128, A-6E TRAM Intruder Two separate tours
VA-147, A-7E Corsair

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