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  Philip F. "Phil" Oestricher (Ret.)

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Name Philip F. "Phil" Oestricher (Ret.)
Unit N/A
Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 1000
Philip F. Oestricher was the first pilot to fly the YF-16. This occurred on 20 January 1974 during hi-speed taxi trials. He was a civilian employee of General Dynamics at the time. His military background was as a Naval Aviator in the Marine Corps. Immediately before flying the YF-16 he was an F-8H pilot in the Marine Air Reserves.

F-16 Flying Hours

1,000 Hours # 211 on the 1K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown

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