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Misawa Air Base F-16 Reaches 10,000 Flying Hours

September 30, 2022 (by SrA Leon Redfern ) - An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron recently hit a major milestone at Misawa Air Base! Aircraft #92-3913 is the second Block-50 F-16 at Misawa AB, and the third in the Air Force, to reach over 10,000 flight hours.

A1C Nathan Hungate, left, 13th FGS assistant dedicated crew chief, Lt. Col. Jordan Kahn, middle, 13th FS commander, and SrA Jefte Reyes-Salinas, right, 13th FGS dedicated crew chief, pose in front of an F-16C Block 30 #92-3913 after reaching it’s 10,000 flight hour milestone at Misawa AB on September 27, 2022. [USAF photo by SrA Leon Redfern]

This achievement not only represents pilots flying continuous hours of sorties but also displays the diligence and hard work crew chiefs have dedicated to keeping aircraft at Misawa Air Base operational over multiple years.


Courtesy of 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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    Lt. Col. Jordan Kahn, 13th FS commander, climbs down a ladder attached to F-16C Block 50 #92-3913 after reaching its 10,000 flight hour milestone at Misawa AB on September 27, 2022. Aircraft 913 is currently piloted by Kahn and maintained by SrA Jefte Reyes-Salinas, 13th FGS dedicated crew chief, SrA Pedro Muriel, and A1C Nathan Hungate, both 13th FGS assistant dedicated crew chiefs. [USAF photo by SrA Leon Redfern]

    Lt. Col. Jordan Kahn, 13th FS commander, takes off in F-16C Block 50 #92-3913 to reach its 10,000 flight hour milestone at Misawa AB on September 27, 2022. [USAF photo by SrA Leon Redfern]

    USAF F-16C Block 50 #92-3913 assigned to the 13th FS sits on the flight line before taking off to reach its 10,000 flight hour milestone at Misawa AB on September 27, 2022. Aircraft 913 is the second Block-50 F-16 at Misawa AB and the third in the Air Force to reach 10,000 flight hours. [USAF photo by SrA Leon Redfern]