Thursday, August 9, 2012

Guard pilot now an F-35 instructor

Spohn performs pre-flight check.
U.S. Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Florida Air National Guard Maj. Jay Spohn on Aug. 3 flew his final of six flights to become the first Guard pilot to qualify as an F-35A instructor pilot at the multi-service, multi-national Integrated Training Center. Spohn is assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing as the assistant director of operations for the 58th Fighter Squadron and the chief of standards and evaluation for the 33rd Operations Group. Spohn was selected in November of 2009 to be initial F-35A cadre and help pave the way by developing syllabus for flight training. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 08/09/12) Previous