3,000 hours in the cockpit of an F-16 fighter while en-route to Exercise Red Flag which will start at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada this week.">

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RNoAF F-16 pilot pass 3000hrs

March 4, 2015 (by Asif Shamim) - Major Egil Angell-Jacobsen passed 3,000 hours in the cockpit of an F-16 fighter while en-route to Exercise Red Flag which will start at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada this week.

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Major Egil Angell- Jacobsen passed 3000 hours in the F-16 on the way to exercise Red Flag 15-2. [RNoAF photo by Sigurd Tonning-Olsen]

Ten Norwegian F-16s, a single C-130J Hercules and 200 airmen from Orland and Bodo are expected to participate during the exercise in Nevada.

When Angell-Jacobsen landed at Nellis Air Force Base his colleagues give him the customary water soaking for passing the milestone as soon as he stepped off his jet and touched American soil.




Additional images:

Major Egil Angell- Jacobsen passed 3000 hours in the F-16 on the way to exercise Red Flag 15-2. [RNoAF photo by Sigurd Tonning-Olsen]

F-16 Fighting Falcon - Official 3000 Flight hours patch [Asif Shamim Collection]