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  Col. Robert "Cutch" McCutchen (Ret.)

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Name Col. Robert "Cutch" McCutchen (Ret.)
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters"
Flying F-16s from 1983 until 2011
Viper Hours 5000
1988 FWS Grad. Flew at Luke AFB as an F-16 Instructor Pilot. Flies with 162 FW Tucson ANG. Currently (2002) the Senior Air Force Advisor, Commander 56 OG Det 1 for the 182nd Guard unit out of Tucson International Airport.

2003: "Cutch" is no longer at the 162 FW, but in the 301st at Luke Reserve.

Bob McCutchen retired on 1 Aug 03 but was accepted into the reserves and now flies on a part-time basis
with the 301 FS as a "Retired Reservist" while working for Lockheed Martin as a contractor.

On April 13th, 2011 he flew his final flight in the F-16 in the 309th FS at Luke AFB. His final Air Force flight was actually in a Holloman F-4E on April 20th, 2011. After 30 years he retired from the AF and the AF Reserves for good on April 29th, 2011.

F-16 Flying Hours

5,000 Hours # 3 on the 5K list
Unit   309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" [Unit History]
Date 24 March 2011
Comment Cutch is currently the Special Asst to the 56 FW/CC. He flew his 5000th F-16 hour on 24 Mar 2011 on a CAS mission in the Goldwater Range with the 309th FS at Luke AFB.
4,000 Hours # 3 on the 4K list
Unit   162nd Fighter Wing [Unit History]
Date October 2002
Comment Robert McCutchen was with the 162 FW Tucson ANG as Air Force Advisor, Commander Det 1. His wingman was Lt Col Nick Anderson, the first Guard pilot to 4000 hours.
3,000 Hours # 25 on the 3K list
Unit N/A
Date September 1998
Comment Lt. Col. Bob McCutchen, passed 3,000 while an IP at Luke.
2,000 Hours # 47 on the 2K list
Unit   72nd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Date July 1991
Comment 'Cutch' hit 2000 hours in July 1991 while at MacDill AFB flying with the 72 TFTS as an instructor pilot (IP).
1,000 Hours # 434 on the 1K list
Unit   17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" [Unit History]
Date November 1987
Comment He made his 1000 hours in Nov 1987 while flying at Shaw AFB in the 17 TFS, The "Hooters".

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