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  Lt.Col. Dan "Pigpen" Swayne

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Name Lt.Col. Dan "Pigpen" Swayne
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Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 4000
Flew the F-16 to war with Hill's 4th TFS, surpassed 1K in Oct 92 with the 14FS Misawa AB, Japan. He participated in "Gunsmoke 93", graduated from Fighter Weapons School in June 94 and moved to Cannon AFB, New Mexico in Oct 95 as initial cadre for the transition from the F-111. He surpassed the 2000-hour mark in January 97 flying with "God's Chosen" Crusaders (523 FS). Then he recieved orders to go to Luke AFB, Arizona to continue flying the Viper.

2003: Chief of Wing Safety at Shaw AFB, SC in 2003

2008: Swayne recently became the second Air Force active-duty pilot and only the 23rd F-16 pilot overall, to surpass 4,000 hours in the jet — the equivalent of more than five months of flight time.

Swayne, a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield, has flown F-16s from seven bases since 1988, a year after his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh.

F-16 Flying Hours

4,000 Hours # 22 on the 4K list
Unit N/A
Date January 2008
Comment Stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, Swayne, 42, reached the milestone on a training sortie from Mississippi with the 107th Fighter Squadron.
3,000 Hours # 277 on the 3K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown
2,000 Hours # 644 on the 2K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown
1,000 Hours # 1266 on the 1K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown

Flying Hours on other aircraft

Visitor Comments
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Sperm, Jul 30, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Hi Dan, I see youŕe still going strong since we went through pilot training in 1988.

Iḿ still flying Vipers in The Netherlands too, not as many hours as you though. Did some IP time on the mighty T-38 as well.

Hope all is well.


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