Monday, July 23, 2012

Guard pilot gets turn with F-35

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air National Guard took its first turn at the controls of an F-35 last week. Maj. Jay Spohn, the chief of standards and evaluation at the 33rd Operations Group, flew on July 16. He's one of two Guard pilots and two Reserve pilots in training with the 33rd Wing at Eglin. Spohn's first flight came five days after the 33rd Fighter Wing flew its 100th sortie. (Source: Air Force Times, 07/22/12) Previous