Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Lt.Col. John "Face" Hanna

Viper Driver

Name Lt.Col. John "Face" Hanna
Country
Unit 34th Fighter Squadron "Rams"
Flying F-16s from 1989
Viper Hours 3400
RAM BOSS from Jan 08-Jun 09...everything else is rubbish! F-16 assignments include Fuujins x 2, Pantons, Stingers, Weapons School, Fiends (Fiend Mayor 98-99), 422, Wild Ducks (Luke), and RUDE RAMS. So far only one staff tour as the Chief of Operational Requirements for the F-35, Headquarters Air Combat Command.

Memorable F-16 Aircraft

F-16 #89005 [Detailed history of this F-16]
88-354 had been the 34 FS Flagship since it arrived at Hill (as a Block 40 anyway). When the wing prepared for the latest round of OIF deployments, the ARC-210 was a go/no go item. Since 354 was not modified with the ARC-210 radio, she was not going to deploy with the 34th. I directed a flagship swap to ensure there was a 34th flagship deployed to the AOR, as the previous 2 Hill squadrons had. Selfish? Hell yes...but the photos we got in the AOR made it all worth it. If you get a chance to see some of the work by Jeff Stoermer (aka "Storm"), it's awesome. He's a 135 boom operator that has skills with the lens.

Deployments

Early deployments to Incirlik for Operation Provide Comfort II and Operation Northern Watch, then two deployments to Balad during OIF (2007 and 2008).

F-16 Flying Hours

3,000 Hours #185 on the 3K list
Unit   34th Fighter Squadron "Rams" [Unit History]
Date 6 August 2008
Comment OIF sortie with Lt Col Mike "Troll" Hoepfner, 332 EOSS/CC, on my wing. That day the thermometer read 124F in the shade! It was Indian Night at DFAC-2.
2,000 Hours #751 on the 2K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown
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1,000 Hours #2740 on the 1K list
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