Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Maj. William "Salty" Irvin

Viper Driver

Name Maj. William "Salty" Irvin
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Unit 64th Aggressor Squadron "Aggressors"
Flying F-16s from 2000
Viper Hours 1809

Memorable F-16 Aircraft

F-16 #91388 [Detailed history of this F-16]
I diverted in tail 91-388 to Bush Regional in Augusta, Georgia, while a member of the 55FS at Shaw AFB, SC. The aircraft experienced an FMS malfunction shortly after checking into the airspace for our training that day and my fuel gauges suddenly reported zero pounds remaining. The local Sherriff pulled up to my jet after I shut down on the ramp and, looking up at me in the cockpit, asked if I was Bill Irvin. I was puzzeled as to how he could possibly know that until I realized I was flying my tail that day and my name was proudly displayed on the canopy rail. What a day to be in my own jet!

F-16 Flying Hours

1,000 Hours #2237 on the 1K list
Unit   61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" [Unit History]
Date December 2005
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