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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, and Maj. Lincoln Olsen, T-6 instructor pilot, conduct a T-6 Texan II safety check before conducting an operational demonstration at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Feb. 21, 2018. Doherty was on the flightline getting test data first-hand during the command-wide T-6 operational pause. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell) T-6 operational pause lifted today
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, has ordered an end to the operational pause of the T-6 Texan II fleet, with flying operations resuming Feb. 27 following the collection and analysis of operational flight test data. The pause was the result of multiple unexplained physiological events experienced by
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An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 has a maximum takeoff weight of 83,000 pounds. For public demonstrations the aircraft will not carry any ammunition and will open the bomb doors to show off the array of areal capabilities the airframe has. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) F-22 prepares for air show season at Columbus AFB
Maj. Paul Lopez, flew an F-22 Raptor through Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, airspace Feb. 2, 2018.
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2018
An instructor pilot and student pilot from the 37th Flying Training Squadron prepare for a flight Sept. 28, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Instructor pilots fly with the student pilots on almost every flight to provide immediate feedback and help with any grading and teaching the students may need. An IP can fly up to three times in one day, with each flight reaching almost three hours of total flight-time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) AF awards recognize pilot excellence
With a continued focus on solving the pilot retention problem and maintaining air dominance, Air Force senior leaders look to celebrate the culture and flying expertise of their pilots.
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