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First ANG pilot starts transitioning to the F-35

Major Jay Spohn, the 33rd Operations Group’schief of Standards and Evaluation, had his first F-35 flight yesterday. Heneeds to complete five more rides before he becomes fully qualified as aninstructor in the jet. What’s unique about Spohn is not that he’s a WeaponsSchool grad or that he flew both the Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog and […]

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F-35 flight training at Eglin picks up steam

F-35 pilot training at Eglin AFB, Florida, is picking up stream as the US Air Force‘s 33rd Fighter Wing gears up for its operational utility evaluation later this summer. Already, the unit has gradated its first true student–US Marine Corps Lt Col Roger Hardy–who finished his transition course last week. Hardy is the Defense Contract […]

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