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Unread post17 Feb 2017, 10:17

The latest member to the club is Col. Bradford Everman, USAF on February 16th, 2017.


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Col. Bradford Everman, OG Commander of the 177th FW of the New Jersey ANG, poses for a photo after receiving a fire hose wash down at the Atlantic City ANGB and wearing a new patch he earned after landing a flight which placed him over the 3,000 hour mark in the F-16 'Fighting Falcon' on February 16th, 2017. [USAF photo by MSgt. Andrew J. Moseley]


Col. Bradford Everman, OG Commander of the 177th FW of the New Jersey ANG, prepares to shut down the engine of F-16C block 30 #87-0226 at the Atlantic City ANGB after a flight which placed him over the 3,000 hour mark in the 'Fighting Falcon' on February 16th, 2017. [USAF photo by MSgt. Andrew J. Moseley]
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Unread post20 Feb 2017, 00:53

And my earlier post of the same info was deleted why? :x
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Unread post08 Mar 2018, 07:52

http://www.944fw.afrc.af.mil/News/Artic ... f-service/

Look what website got quoted :)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Although there was the deafening sound of an F-16 taxiing from a few feet away, the excited faces of family and fellow colleagues could not be contained.

Lt. Col. Ryan Savageau, 944th Operations Group deputy commander, landed here Feb. 27, after surpassing 3,000 hour in an F-16 over the span of 20 years of service in the United States Air Force.

"I'm just a pilot who's been lucky enough to fly F-16s my entire career," said Savageau, who first completed 1,000 hours while on active duty here in 2005, and 2,000 hours while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.

[color=#FFFF00]According to http://www.f-16.net, there are less than 300 F-16 pilots from around the world who have completed 3,000 flying hours.[/color]

"When any of us reach a milestone like this, it is really just a testament to our outstanding aircraft maintainers who do miraculous things with these 30 year-old fighter aircraft," said Savageau. "I am always in awe of how great our maintainers are. All the credit goes to them."

Savageau's first F-16 flight was in April 2,000. His last flight will be later this year when he also plans to retire.
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Unread post10 Apr 2020, 16:19

https://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/378th-A ... milestone/

555EFS commander hits 3,000 flying hour milestone

By Tech Sgt. Michael.Charles, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing / Published April 06, 2020
555EFS commander hits 3,000 flying hour milestone
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Lt. Col. Beau Diers, 555 Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, opens the canopy of his F-16 Fighting Falcon following a sortie on Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 6, 2020. During the sortie, Diers eclipsed his 3,000th flight hour during a sortie in support of contingency operations in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Charles)
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PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia --

Lt. Col. Beau Diers, 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, has experienced more than most over the course of his 17 year career in the U.S. Air Force.

As with many of these air tasking orders, the day started off in routine fashion. However, this sortie was special. The sortie pushed Diers to an achievement that, prior to his flight, only 292 pilots have accomplished in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

During his flight on April 5, 2020, Diers eclipsed his 3,000th flight hour in an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

“Achieving 3,000 flight hours in any aircraft is a worthy accomplishment,” said Brig. Gen. John Walker, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. “Hitting that milestone, while also serving as a fighter squadron commander in combat is icing on the cake.”

The 3,000 flight hours are equivalent to spending approximately four months in the cockpit.

“Reaching 3,000 hours in the Viper is pretty rare these days so it’s definitely a career highlight,” Diers said. “That being said, I love flying and I love flying the F-16, so any milestone accomplishment is a highlight.”

Diers went on to articulate that accumulating hours is actually a slower process than some would expect.

“F-16 pilots typically accumulate one to 1.5 flight hours per sortie, while at home station,” said Diers. “Hours build much faster on contingency operations like the ones we are conducting from Prince Sultan Air Base.”

“This feat in a single seat fighter where you are usually only airborne for an hour and fifteen minutes per flight is a really big deal,” Walker added. “It underscores his level of selflessness and dedication to accomplishing the mission.”

Diers has deployed six times and flown the majority of his 1,355.5 combat hours in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. He attributed his ability to accumulate the historic amount of flight hours to the support he receives from his family.

“My family deserves more credit than they often get,” said Diers. “I certainly couldn’t do this job without their love and support. They sacrifice a lot of time, weekends, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries in order for me to maintain mission ready status and deploy when required.”

He also took time to recognize the Airmen assigned to the aircraft maintenance unit that selflessly serve to ensure the jets are mission ready.

“The Triple Nickel Aircraft Maintenance Unit, as well as AMUs from my past squadrons, are dedicated professionals who continually produce safe and reliable jets,” Diers added. “Air Force pilots are fortunate to have the world’s best maintainers. In my career, I’ve flown combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya and never once have I been concerned about a jet’s status, our AMUs never fail to produce the most lethal and survivable aircraft on earth..”

Upon landing from the mission, Airmen who served under him at the 555 EFS greeted him at the aircraft and presented him a certificate commemorating the accomplishment.

“I’m grateful to have reached this milestone in combat with the men and women of the World Famous Highly Respected Triple Nickel,” said Diers. “While I got to fly past 3,000 hours, it’s mainly because of the sacrifice and dedication of others. They deserve all the credit. Once Green…”
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Unread post16 Nov 2020, 18:56

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Col. Raul Rosario, Commander of the 149th Fighter Wing, reached 3,000 flight hours at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Nov. 15, 2020. This marks a major milestone in his career and is double the average number of hours flown by a fighter pilot, equating to nearly four months of flying without stopping. Congratulations, sir!
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