Pilot who've reached the 3000 hrs milestone

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Unread post03 Jan 2012, 23:01

Grp.Capt. Srit 'Lukus' Vuteerapon became the first pilot the Royal Thai Air Force to surpass 3,000 hours of flying time in the F-16. He reached this milestone on 28 July 2011 during a surface attack tactics training mission from Takhli Air Base, where he is the deputy base commander.

Vuteerapon graduated from the RTAF Flying Training School in March of 1991, and began flying F-5A/B/E aircraft. He transitioned to the F-16 in 1993 as a member of Squadron 103 at Wing 1 at Korat Air Base. He moved to Squadron 403 of Wing 4 at Takhli in 1995.

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Unread post05 Jan 2012, 22:08

Previously listed on page 2 an entry for <a href="http://www.f-16.net/pilots-profile768.html">USAF Col. Michael MacWilliam</a>. Found some more photos of him after completing his 3000 hrs.
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Col. Michael MacWilliam, center, an F-16 pilot with the 36 FS, receives a 3000 Hour patch after flying his 3000th hour flight from Osan AB, on May 12, 2006. Col. MacWilliam is the 113th pilot to fly 3000 hrs in the F-16. [USAF photo by Amn Gina Chiaverott
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Col. Michael MacWilliam, center, an F-16 pilot with the 36 FS, receives a plaque after flying his 3000th hour flight from Osan AB on May 12, 2006. Col. MacWilliam is the 113th pilot to fly 3000 hrs in the F-16. [USAF photo by Amn Gina Chiaverotti]
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Unread post25 Jan 2012, 15:37

The latest member to the club is <a href="http://www.f-16.net/pilots-profile2790.html"> Col. Peter Tankink</a>, RNLAF on January 24th, 2012. Read Volkel base commander passes 3000 hrs


Col. Peter Tankink, RNlAF Volkel Airbase commander became the 8th Dutch pilot to pass 3000 flying hours in the F-16 on January 24th, 2012. [RNlAF photo]


Col. Peter Tankink, returns to Volkel Airbase in F-16AM #J-011 after flying a mission in which he passed 3000 flying hours in an F-16 on January 24th, 2012. Tankink became the 8th Dutch F-16 pilot to achieve this landmark. [RNlAF photo]
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Unread post17 Apr 2012, 10:20

The latest member to the club is <a href="http://www.f-16.net/pilots-profile2823.html"> Maj. Saxon Yandell</a>, USAF on March 15th, 2012. Read Luke pilot breaks 3,000 hours


Maj. Saxon Yandell, 69th FS Assistant Director of Operations, reached his 3,000th F-16 flying hour on March 15th, 2012. Yandell has been flying for over 15 years. [USAF photo by SSgt. Darlene Seltmann]
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Unread post11 Sep 2012, 11:16

The latest member to the club is <a href="http://www.f-16.net/pilots-profile2860.html"> Maj. Frank Bricel</a>, USAF on August 31st, 2012. Read F-16 pilot reaches 3000 hrs milestone


Maj. Frank Bricel, 69th FS assistant director of operations, prepares to exit his aircraft on August 31st, 2012 after crossing his 3,000 flying hour mark in an F-16 at Luke AFB. Bricel has been flying for 18 years. [USAF photo by SSgt. Darlene Seltmann]
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Unread post15 Sep 2012, 05:25

To put it in better perspective, 3000 flying hours equals 125 consecutive 24-hr days while 5000 flying hours equals 208 consective 24-hr days.
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Unread post15 Sep 2012, 22:08

You'd better remember to bring a crap ton o'Piddle Packs. :wink:
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Unread post29 Mar 2013, 12:37

The latest member to the club is Col. Patrick McKenzie, USAF on March 28th, 2013. Read Air Force commander hits 3,000 F-16 hours


Col. Patrick McKenzie, 51st FW commander, prepares to exit his F-16 after reaching 3,000 flying hours at Osan AB on March 28th, 2013. [USAF photo by SSgt. Sara Csurilla]
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Unread post29 Mar 2013, 13:00

razamanaz wrote:To put it in better perspective, 3000 flying hours equals 125 consecutive 24-hr days while 5000 flying hours equals 208 consective 24-hr days.

When pilots fly patrols (CAS/CAP) they can go for 9-10 hour missions, and they do this a couple of times a week. Pilot flying hours goes up fast. During the Libyan conflict, at least one EA-18 crew stayed up over 12 hours.

With the recent concerns over North Korea lately, the F-16s are probably flying patrols in the area. This would explain why a Colonel joins the 3000 hour club.
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Unread post29 Mar 2013, 23:57

The latest member to the club is Lt. Col. Kevin Aunapu, USAF on March 21st, 2013. Read Air Force commander hits 3,000 F-16 hours


Lt. Col. Kevin Aunapu, 69th FS director of operations, gets a congratulatory punch from his son after completing his 3,000th flying hour March 21st, 2013 at Luke AFB. [USAF photo by SrA. Sandra Welch]
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Unread post05 Mar 2015, 14:31

The latest member to the club is Major Egil Angell-Jacobsen, RNoAF on March 4th, 2015. Read RNoAF F-16 pilots pass 3000hrs


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]
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Unread post25 Mar 2015, 00:04

The latest members to the club Col. Gregory Lair, 114th Operations Group commander and Lt. Col Eric Knutson, 114th Fighter Wing chief of safety, USAF on March 11th, 2015. Read 114th Fighter Wing pilots attain 3,000 flight hours


Col. Gregory Lair, 114th OG commander and Lt. Col Eric Knutson, 114th FW chief of safety, reached a milestone by netting 3,000 career flight hours during a training sortie on March 11th, 2015. The pilots join an elite group of pilots that have reached 3,000 flying hours in the F-16 to date. [ANG photo by SMSgt. Nancy Ausland]
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Unread post30 Mar 2015, 22:27

Another member to the club is Lt. Col. Raymond Millero Jr., 79th FS commander, USAF on February 19, 2015. Read 125 days in the sky


Lt. Col. Raymond Millero Jr., 79th FS commander, receives a 3,000 hour patch from Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, 79th FS director of operations, at Shaw AFB on February 19th, 2015. Millero has been flying the F-16 for 18 years and has flown 1,832 missions in the aircraft. [USAF photo by A1C. Jonathan Bass]
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Unread post30 Nov 2015, 10:04

Another member to the club is Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, USAF on October 29, 2015. Read Hours on end: Viper pilot reaches two significant milestones


Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, perfoms pre-flight inspections on an F-16 before a sortie with the 421st EFS at Bagram Air Field on November 27th, 2015. Rogers reached the 3,000-flying hour milestone and 1,000 combat-hour milestone while serving on his eighth combat deployment flying F-16s. [USAF photo by TSgt. Robert Cloys]


Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, puts on his helmet before a sortie with the 421st EFS at Bagram Air Field on November 27th, 2015. Rogers reached the 3,000-flying hour milestone and 1,000 combat-hour milestone while serving on his eighth combat deployment flying F-16s. [USAF photo by TSgt. Robert Cloys]
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Unread post06 Dec 2015, 19:32

Asif wrote:Another member to the club is Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, USAF on October 29, 2015. Read Hours on end: Viper pilot reaches two significant milestones


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