Another pilot reaches the golden 4000 hrs milestone

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Unread post09 Aug 2011, 19:39

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile484.html">Brig. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on August 1, 2011. Refer to 332nd AEW commander reaches 4,000th flight hour.


Brig. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 332nd AEW commander, taxis after surpassing the 4,000th flying hour mark in the F-16 on August 1st, 2011. [USAF photo by SrA. Jeffrey Schultze]


Brig. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 332nd AEW commander, stands with his wingman Lt. Col. Bob 'Sparky' Whitehouse, 332nd EOG deputy commander, after surpassing the 4,000th flying hour mark in the F-16. Whitehouse recently celebrated reaching his 3,000th flying hour in the same aircraft last month. [USAF photo by SrA. Jeffrey Schultze]
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Unread post09 Aug 2011, 20:53

I've been yelled at by generals for not wearing gloves.
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Unread post09 Aug 2011, 20:55

Seems he was flying 90-0829 from the 52FW 480FS ;)
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Unread post10 Aug 2011, 16:27

@snake, how many hours do you have on the Viper, and since how long have you been flying it, and which block?
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Unread post18 Dec 2011, 20:48

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile2776.html">Lt. Col. Brian Egger</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on December 14, 2011. Refer to 480 FS F-16 pilot reaches 4,000 flight hours.


Lt. Col. Brian Egger, center, 480th FS pilot, is greeted by Col. David Lyons, 52nd OG commander, after landing on December 14th, 2011. Egger reached his 4,000th F-16 flying hour on this flight and is the 34th F-16 pilot in USAF history to reach this milestone. [USAF photo by SrA. Natasha Stannard]
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Unread post19 Dec 2011, 18:58

Is that the 2nd 480th FS pilot to pass 4000 hours this year? Or has there been any others earlier in the year?
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Unread post23 Dec 2011, 08:27

Congratulations Tonka, those of us who'll stop short of that milestone all hate you... in a professionally good way.
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Unread post23 Dec 2011, 20:36

Do you think that its normal for an f-16 pilot to accumulate 1000hrs in...say like 4-5years, averaging 200hrs/year? peace time and deployment both inclusive?...and @Asif, no Pakistan Air Force Pilot has reached 3000hrs,...am i right? although there are many with 1500+hrs, and some even 2000hrs or a bit more, considering that we have certain limitations in operational flying.
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Unread post23 Dec 2011, 23:25

There is a NATO standard dictating that Nato pilots should accumulate 175-200 hrs per calendar year - don't have the exact figure. But if you do the math on some of these high-flyers, you will see that quite a few average 350+ hrs per calendar year during their career.
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Unread post24 Dec 2011, 08:19

350hours per year, that equates to about what...like almost 1sortie daily?..or it still remains an average at best
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Unread post24 Dec 2011, 20:49

Depends on mission duration. Many with combat hours can easily rack up 5-8 hrs per mission. Doesn't take long then....
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Unread post03 Jun 2012, 19:31

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile2284.html">Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on June 1, 2012 while serving with the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan during OEF.


Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers, a pilot assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, returns to the flight line after flying a mission and reaching his 4,000th F-16 flying hour on June 1st, 2012. Lt. Col. Bridgers deployed from the 157th FS at McEntire JNGB. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]


Capt. Justin Puro and Lt.Col. Scott Bridgers, pilots assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, shake hands after landing F-16s from a mission on June 1st, 2012. Lt. Col. Bridgers reached his 4,000th flying hour during the mission. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 12:59

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile1536.html">Col. David Meyer </a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on July 7, 2012 while serving with the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan during OEF.


Col. David 'Oscar' Meyer, deputy operations group commander for the 451st EOG at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan exits his F-16 on the ramp at Kandahar after completing his 4,000th hour in the F-16 on July 7th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]


Col. David 'Oscar' Meyer, deputy operations group commander for the 451st EOG at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan exits his F-16 on the ramp at Kandahar after completing his 4,000th hour in the F-16 on July 7th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]
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Unread post16 Aug 2012, 10:42

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile2337.html"> Col. Kurt "Huevos" Gallegos </a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on August 8, 2012. Read Reserve pilot exceeds 4000hr flying milestone


Col. Kurt J. Gallegos, 301st OG Commander, taxies to the runway to begin the flight where he will achieve the milestone goal of flying more than 4000 hours in an F-16 on August 8th, 2012. [USAF photo by SrA. Melissa Harvey]


USAF F-16C block 30 #85-1484 from the 457th FS is being piloted by Col. Kurt J. Gallegos, 301st OG commander, to begin the flight where he will achieve the milestone goal of flying more than 4000 hours in an F-16 on August 8th, 2012. [USAF photo by SrA. Melissa Harvey]
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