Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Lt.Col. Fred "Spanky" Clifton (Ret.)

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Name Lt.Col. Fred "Spanky" Clifton (Ret.)
Unit 422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats"
Flying F-16s from 1989 until 2004
Viper Hours 2030
F-15A/B 1983-1987
F-5 Aggressor 1987-1988
F-5E/F IP, Sidi Ahmed AB, Tunisia 1988-1989
F-16C/D, Misawa AB 1990-1993 (graduated F-16 FWIC/Class 92AIF)
F-16C/D, Pope AFB 1993-1995
Defense Language Institute, Montery, CA 1995
MiG-29 Exchange Pilot, Laage AB, Ge 1996-1998
F-16C/D, Cannon AFB 2998-2001
F-16C/D, Nellis AFB 2001-2004

F-16 Flying Hours

2,000 Hours # 413 on the 2K list
Unit   422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" [Unit History]
Date 2004
1,000 Hours # 2030 on the 1K list
Unit   74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" [Unit History]
Date 1994

Flying Hours on other aircraft

F-15 Eagle
Hours 900
F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger II
Hours 510
Mig 29 Fulcrum
Hours 500
Visitor Comments
Thorp T18
Ron Hoover, Nov 11, 2011 - 11:10 PM


I am a friend of Steve "Gurndog" Gurney. I flew F-15s and worked with Steve at Eglin until I retaired in 1997. I am considering buying my first plane and like the Thorp T18. Steve said you own one and would be the guy to talk to. Initially, I would like to know what you think of the plane.


Ron Hoover

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