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Re: Pilot who've reached the 3000 hrs milestone

Unread postPosted: 17 Feb 2017, 10:17
by Asif
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]

Re: Pilot who've reached the 3000 hrs milestone

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 00:53
by ruderamronbo
And my earlier post of the same info was deleted why? :x

Re: Pilot who've reached the 3000 hrs milestone

Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2018, 07:52
by ruderamronbo
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.