Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=62&pid=1655">Lt. Col. D. Scott Brenton</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on August 8, 2009. Refer to New York ANG F-16 pilot passes 4000 hrs
Lt. Col. D. Scott Brenton, a pilot with the 174th FW, Hancock Field Syracuse NY, posses with the F-16 Fighting Falcon that would soon fly him past the 4,000 hour mark. [USAF photo by SSgt. James N. Faso II]
Col. Kevin W. Bradley, 174th FW Commander, Syracuse, NY, presents a plaque to Lt. Col. D. Scott Brenton commemorating his achievement of flying more then 4,000 hours inside the cockpit of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. [USAF photo by SSgt. James N. Faso II]
At least he made his mark there before they lost all of their Falcons.
Sorry to be sad, I am not taking all of these aircraft retirements too well lately. I still say three cheers for his 4,000 and I am toasting his milestone with a fifth of Stoli- especially due to his last roosting place!
Lots of Stoli and Diet Coke going down right now...
Why is the vodka gone?
Why is the vodka always gone... oh- that's why!
Hide the vodka!!!
Congratulations Lt Col Brenton and you're all right that the skies over the Salt City will be a lot sadder next spring.
Lt. Col. D. Scott Brenton, of Manlius, a pilot assigned to the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field, Syracuse, smiles for a group photo with his family and crew chief commemorating his achievement of flying more then 4,000 hours inside the cockpit of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Shown are (from left) Brenton's youngest daughter, Rachel; his oldest daughter, Jennifer; Brenton; his wife, Renee; and Senior Master Sgt. Christopher McDonald.
Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=62&pid=1874">Lt. Col. Greg Lukasiewicz</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on September 23, 2009. Refer to Luke pilot breaks 4,000 flying hours
Lt. Col. Greg Lukasiewicz, 62nd FS assistant director of operations and 944th FW, 301st FS reservist pilot, broke 4,000 F-16 flying hours after 20 years of piloting the F-16 jet. [USAF photo by SrA. Tong Duong]
According to this article, there should be 33 pilots who have accomplished this milestone. We have only 25 pilots in our database who have reached it. So if anyone know the names of those other 8 that we are missing, please let us know.
I think it's awesome that we all recognize the accomplishments of these Pilots who are truly on the front line! Wouldn't be interesting though if the Mechanics got a similar type of recognition for the number of hours put in working on the F-16?!? Could you imagine the "High Hour Patch" for F-16 maintenance?!? It might exceed who knows how many hours..... Just a Thought! Congrats to Lt. Col. Middlebrooks for his outstanding accomplishment!!
27 years wrenching on F-16's, Blk 5's thru 52's. 4 years wrenching on F-22's, 431X1
Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile2353.html">Lt. Col. Douglas Schaare</a> who accrued 4000 hrs in the F-16 on August 1st, 2010. Refer to Balad pilot surpasses flight milestone
Lt. Col. Douglas Schaare, 55th EFS, poses for a photo before going out on a mission the would mark his 4,000 hours of flight in his career on August 1st, 2010, Balad AB. Colonel Schaare is a native of Orlando, Fla., and deployed from Shaw AFB. [USAF photo by SrA. Matt Coleman-Foster]
Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile957.html">Brigadier General James N. "Bull" Post III</a> who accrued 4000+ hrs in the F-16 on March 3rd, 2011. Refer to Eielson Wing Commander marks 4,000+ hours
Brigadier General James N. 'Bull' Post III gives a thumbs up after landing on March 3rd, 2011 at Eielson AFB. General Post completed his 2565th sortie and achieved 4000.4 flying hours in an F-16. [USAF photo by SSgt. Christopher Boitz]
Brigadier General James N. 'Bull' Post III exists an F-16 after landing on March 3rd, 2011 at Eielson AFB. General Post completed his 2565th sortie and achieved 4000.4 flying hours in an F-16. [USAF photo by SSgt. Christopher Boitz]
Bravo.Not only on their accomplishments in the cockpit,but also outside of it.One must be held in great esteem indeed to avoid the unit and service branch politics that send so many good airmen's careers to the trash bin or a dead end desk post.
Lt. Col. Eric Perlman, 69th FS assistant director of operations, receives a spray down celebration from his son, Jake, after completing his 4,000 hour flying mission on June 21st, 2011 at Luke AFB. [USAF photo by SSgt. Steve Nabor]