Thursday, September 27, 2012

Final four-ship: Flying Razorback aviators log fini flights

Released by 188th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

9/27/2012 - From left: Lt. Col. Tim Eddins, Lt. Col. Rod Vongrote, Lt. Col. Parker Pennings and Lt. Col. Mark Isenhower pose for a photo following their fini flights June 12. The four 188th Fighter Wing A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots recently retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard. Collectively, the foursome accumulated 95 years of experience and logged more than 12,500 flight hours. Isenhower retired Sept. 30 after flying the F-4 Phantom, F-16 Falcon, A-10, T-38 and T-37 during his 26-year career. Eddins retired Aug. 9 after flying the F-15 Eagle, F-16, A-10, T-38 and T-37 during his 25-year career. Pennings retired Aug. 12 and flew the F-16, A-10 and T-38 during his 24-year career. Vongrote's 20-year career was spent flying the F-16, A-10 and T-38. (National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Brambl / 188th Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Hi-res

Source (including 12 photos)

Please note: Congrats from Warthog News to all four retired "Hog Drivers"! They pose in front of A-10C 78-0642 from the 184th Fighter Squadron. More pictures will be uploaded soon.

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