Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Brig.Gen. Murat "Kara Murat" Yildirim

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Name Brig.Gen. Murat "Kara Murat" Yildirim
Unit 143 Filo "Öncel"
Flying F-16s from 1990
Viper Hours 3200
F-100 (sabre) and F-104 (starfighter) pilot starting from 1984
Bailed out once (F-104)
Combat ready in F-16 in 1990
Participated Deny Flight, Provide Comfort, Kosovo
Insructor course in Arizona (USA)
First SEAD pilot in TuAF
1400 instructor hours
Fighter pilot and first to fly all type of F-16s which is in the inventorry of TuAF
Still, active who has highest number of both F-16 and total hours (4500 total)
Current assignment at SHAPE (NATO).


Italy (Ghedi)

F-16 Flying Hours

3,000 Hours # 232 on the 3K list
Unit   143 Filo "Öncel" [Unit History]
Date 19 May 2012
2,000 Hours # 391 on the 2K list
Unit   143 Filo "Öncel" [Unit History]
Date 7 March 2002
1,000 Hours # 1850 on the 1K list
Unit   142 Filo "Gazelle (Ceylan)" [Unit History]
Date 26 March 1995

Flying Hours on other aircraft

F-100 Super Sabre
F-104 Starfighter
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