Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Maj. Francisco "Pintor" Fernandes (Ret.)

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Name Maj. Francisco "Pintor" Fernandes (Ret.)
Unit 201st esquadra "Falcons (Falcões)"
Flying F-16s from 1994 until 2000
Viper Hours 1100
Part of the initial batch of 6 pilots to convert to the F16 with the 162nd in Tucson, Arizona, graduated there as instructor in 1994.

Retired as Sq. Commander in 2000.


Commanded the PoAF detachment in Aviano during the Kosovo conflict in 1999, and was overall mission leader in Red Flag April 2000 exercise.

F-16 Flying Hours

1,000 Hours # 2122 on the 1K list
Unit   201st esquadra "Falcons (Falcões)" [Unit History]
Date 1999

Flying Hours on other aircraft

Visitor Comments
77th fighter squadron
Christine Fosmire, Feb 10, 2012 - 05:48 AM

did u fly with the gamblers back in the day? 1999-2002 maybe? My job was 1COX2..... i worked w/ Gretz and April and Stef

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