Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Brig. Gen. William B. Binger

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Name Brig. Gen. William B. Binger
Unit 302nd Fighter Squadron "Sun Devils/Hellions"
Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 4000
2005: 944 Operations Group Commander, Luke AFB AZ flying with the 302 "Hellions" Fighter Squadron.

2008: Wing Commander with the 482nd Wing.
2012: Currently the 10th Air Force Commander.

F-16 Flying Hours

4,000 Hours # 12 on the 4K list
Unit   302nd Fighter Squadron "Sun Devils/Hellions" [Unit History]
Date 30 October 2005

Colonel Binger surpassed the 4 K mark on a combat sortie on 30 Oct 05 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

3,000 Hours # 28 on the 3K list
Unit N/A
Date January 1999
Comment Tucson
2,000 Hours # 112 on the 2K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown
1,000 Hours # 454 on the 1K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown

Flying Hours on other aircraft

Visitor Comments
My civilian flight instructor.
Cody Anderson, Sep 20, 2017 - 10:18 PM

The year was 1981. I was a civilian 30 something looking to learn how to fly. I enrolled at a flying club at Fullerton Airport, CA. My instructor was a young 20 somethg just finishing college. His name was Bill Binger. The staff and myself affectionately called him Colonel Binger.

I believe that I was his last civilian student before becoming part of the United States Air Force.

I feel like the proudest civilian pilot in the Usa, to have such a great pilot and patriot as my instructor.

My bucket list includes a reunion with the General.

OS: I wonder if he still has that boot knife I gave him.

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