Thursday, November 5, 2009

A-10 Maintenance Section Chief earns incentive flight

Master Sgt. Jason R. Hall, A-10 Thunderbolt II Maintenance Section Chief of the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany, prepares for an incentive flight in one of the wing's F-16D Fighting Falcon double-seaters October 30, 2009. Sergeant Hall earned his incentive flight by winning the 52nd Fighter Wing NCO of the Quarter and 52nd Maintenance Group Lance P. Sijan Leadership Awards. Favorite part of the F-16 flight: Take-off was awesome, but the best part was the maneuvering - loops, Immelmann turns and barrel rolls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Hi-res


Note: Congrats from Warthog News to Master Sgt. Jason R. Hall. Because there are no double-seaters in the A-10 inventory, it's very hard for brave Hog Maintenancers to get such an incentive flight in a fighter jet. Other chances are only with the 51st Fighter Wing (PACAF), Osan AB, Republic of Korea, which includes the 25th Fighter Squadron (A-10s), known as the "Assam Draggins" and the 36th Fighter Squadron (F-16s), known as the "Fiends". The Viper in which Master Sgt. Jason R. Hall got his incentive flight either belongs to the 22nd Fighter Squadron "Stingers" or the 23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks". Unfortunately, on the picture above no serial number is visible.

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