Rust Never Sleeps

A recent F-16 fatality highlights that the pandemic may have restricted your flying and that any plan for returning to the left seat needs to be realistic.

On June 30, 2020, during a night training mission, F-16 pilot First Lieutenant David Schmitz damaged his landing gear striking an antenna array as he attempted to land at Shaw Air Force Base. The 32-year-old Air Force pilot was nearing his 100th hour in the fighter jet. He was unable to make the cable arrest […]
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