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Unread post26 Feb 2008, 22:49

<a href="f-16_pilots_num1857.html">Lt. Col. Edward Cassidy</a>, 412th Operations Group deputy commander, climbs the ladder of an F-16 Fighting Falcon here Feb. 26. Colonel Cassidy recently achieved 3,000 flying hours in the F-16 airframe. He joins about 160 other pilots worldwide who have reached this milestone. Colonel Cassidy is one of only a handful of Edwards pilots to achieve the 3,000 flying-hour milestone. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Stacy Sanchez)
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Unread post27 Feb 2008, 05:06

Congratulations. You did a outstanding job.
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Unread post27 Feb 2008, 05:40

Congrats Col. Cassidy
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Unread post27 Feb 2008, 17:44

Congratulations Lt. Col. Cassidy!
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Unread post07 May 2008, 21:18

Congratulations to <a href="f-16_pilots_num2409.html">Lt. Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt</a>, Commander 85th TES who passed 3000 Flt hrs on April 24th, 2008.

Lt. Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt wrote:
The 85th deployed 4 Vipers and 4 Eagles to Hill AFB, Utah from Eglin AFB, Florida on the 18th-25th of April to test & evaluate a NORAD/NORTHCOM urgent need capability. My DO, LtCol Coma Villem is pictured in the first shot. SSgt Fleury (46 AMXS) is in the 2nd.

I was hoping to hit the 3K mark back home at Eglin, but it was fitting it happened at Hill. Exactly six years earlier while stationed at Hill, I'd blown a disc out in my lower back (a not so uncommon injury for Viper Drivers), and was told by several doctors that I'd never fly again.

Evidently the Big Guy Upstairs had different plans.

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Lt. Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt 85th TES Commander (left) receives congratulations from Lt. Col. Coma Villem on April 24th, 2008 after passing 3,000 Flt hrs in the F-16 while deployed to Hill AFB during a NORAD/NORTHCOM urgent need capability exercise. [Photo by Lt.Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt]


SSgt. Fleury from 46 AMXS signals to Lt. Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt, 85th TES Commander, to stop F-16C block 50 #98-0005 after completing a sortie on April 24th, 2008 in which the Colonel passed 3,000 Flt hrs. [Photo by Lt.Col. Sam J. Shaneyfelt]



Lt.Col. 'Boomer' Shaneyfelt hits 3,000 Viper hours. He is the current Commander of the 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron and hit this mark while deployed to Hill AFB during a NORAD/NORTHCOM fighter integration evaluation. [USAF photo]
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Unread post16 May 2008, 19:47

Read 85th TES commander passes milestone in air about Lt. Col. Sam Shaneyfelt achievement, released by 53rd Wing Public Affairs.


Lt. Col. Sam Shaneyfelt, 85th Test and Evaluation commander, climbs out of his F-16 after he reached the 3,000 hour mark in the skies over Hill AFB on April 24th, 2008. He becomes only the 139th Air Force pilot to reach 3,000 hours in an F-16. [Photo by Alex R. Lloyd]
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Unread post18 Jun 2008, 21:00

<a href="f-16_pilots_num1850.html">Col. Thomas Berghoff</a>, 53d Test Management Group commander, passed the 3,000 hour mark on June 4th. Read 53rd TMG Commander passes 3000 hrs


Col. Thomas Berghoff, 53d TMG commander, is congratulated by Capt. Aaron Drenth, 28th TES on June 4th, 2008 after reaching 3,000 flight hours in an F-16 Fighting Falcon. He was greeted on the Eglin flightline by friends, family and squadron commanders to celebrate the milestone. Less than 150 Air Force pilots have reached the 3,000 hour mark in an F-16. [USAF photo by SSgt. Samuel King Jr.]


Col. Thomas Berghoff, 53d TMG commander, arrives back to the hangar at Eglin AFB on June 4th, 2008 after reaching 3,000 flight hours in F-16C block 50 #98-0005. He was greeted by friends, family and squadron commanders to celebrate the milestone. Less than 150 Air Force pilots have reached the 3,000 hour mark in an F-16. [USAF photo by SSgt. Samuel King Jr.]
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Unread post18 Jun 2008, 21:31

Wonder if they planned for Berghoff to set his record in Shaneyfelt's jet?
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Unread post24 Sep 2008, 14:03

The latest member of the 3000 Hrs club, Lt. Col. David Thirtyacre. Read Nellis Airman becomes "Mr. 3000"


Lt. Col. David Thirtyacre, USAF Warfare Center Deputy A3 (center), talks with Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Hoog, USAF Warfare Center commander, after completing a sortie in an F-16 with the general. The sortie took Colonel Thirtyacre over the 3,000-flying-hour mark in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. [USAF photo by SrA. Jason Huddleston]


Lt. Col. David Thirtyacre, USAF Warfare Center Deputy A3 (third from left), flew an F-16 sortie with Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Hoog, USAF Warfare Center commander (far right), along with wingmen Col. Michael Schwamm, National Guard Bureau advisor (far left), and Squadron Leader Justin Helleiwell, 422nd TES UK exchange officer (second from left). The sortie took Lt. Col Thirtyacre over the 3,000-flying-hour mark in the F-16. [USAF photo by SrA. Jason Huddleston]
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Unread post20 Oct 2008, 23:58

The latest member to the club Lt. Col. Tony Barrell. Read Luke pilot surpasses 3,000 hours


Lt. Col. Tony Barrell, 56th FW Range Management Office air range operations chief, at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, has completed more than 3,000 flying hours in the F-16. [USAF photo by MSgt. William Gomez]
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Unread post01 Nov 2008, 14:09

Found this 2001 photo. Adding it to the archive of club members.


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SrA Hashim Haskins, an F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief guides <a href="f-16_pilots_num484.html">Lieutenant Colonel Kurt Neubauer</a> in, as he completes his 3000 flying hours in F-16 fighter.

Photographer's Name: SSGT JAMES R. HART JR. USAF
Location: MISAWA AIR BASE
Date Shot: 10/3/2001
VIRIN: 011003-F-5494H-001
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Unread post01 Nov 2008, 14:16

Another archived member:

[DF-SD-01-07709.JPEG] USAF <a href="f-16_pilots_num382.html">Lieutenant Colonel Steven "Pigpen" Schrader</a>, Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, climbs out of his F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft after completing over 3000 flying hours during his Air Force career.

[DF-SD-01-07710.JPEG] US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Steven "Pigpen" Schrader, Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, holds up the "World Famous Buzzard Claw" after completing over 3000 flying hours during his career.

Photographer's Name: TSGT James D. Green, USAF
Location: AVIANO AIR BASE
Date Shot: 8/29/2000
VIRIN: 000829-F-3128G-006
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Unread post05 Dec 2008, 09:24

Another photo from the archives.

Majors Johnny Adkisson and Doug Dean recently added their names to a very select group of pilots who have flown 3,000 hours in the F-16 Falcon. Both pilots reached this milestone together during a recent training flight from Kingsley Field. Photo taken March 15, 1996. [USAF photo by MSgt Stine]
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Unread post05 Dec 2008, 10:16

A milestone day. 3 in one go!

The latest members of the 3000 hr club. Cols. <a href="f-16_pilots_num2434.html">David Romuald</a>, <a href="f-16_pilots_num2435.html">Michael Fantini</a> and <a href="f-16_pilots_num1264.html">John Dolan</a>.


Cols. David Romuald, Michael Fantini and John Dolan pose in front of an F-16 at Balad AB after they each completed their 3,000th flying hour in an F-16 on December 2nd, 2008. As tradition would dictate, they were hosed down with water from fire department crash trucks after leaving their cockpits. Approximately 150 F-16 F-16 pilots have surpassed the 3,000 hour mark. Dolan is the vice commander of the 332nd AEW, Fantini is the commander of the 332nd EOG and Romauld is the 332nd EOG deputy commander. [USAF photo by A1C. Jason Epley]
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Unread post06 Dec 2008, 01:08

Asif wrote:Another photo from the archives.

Majors Johnny Adkisson and Doug Dean recently added their names to a very select group of pilots who have flown 3,000 hours in the F-16 Falcon. Both pilots reached this milestone together during a recent training flight from Kingsley Field. Photo taken March 15, 1996. [USAF photo by MSgt Stine]

Hey! I know those guys! Smooch and Hammer both signed my goin'-away picture when I left in '90. Before he became Hammer, Doug's callsign was "WeeBee", so that whenever he was cleared for anything, he'd comeback, "WeeBee cleared for takeoff", or "WeeBee on the go". :lol:

I think Smooch went on to become the Wing King before they traded in the Viper for the Eagle.

Slightly :offtopic: but related: Has anyone gotten a shot of Brillo's 5K patch yet?
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