Col. Patrick McKenzie, 51st Fighter Wing
commander at Osan AB, South Korea, reached his 3,000th flight hour in the F-16
during a sortie on March 28, 2013, announced wing officials. He joined a group
of some 200 pilots worldwide who have accumulated this many hours in the Viper
cockpit, they said. Here, McKenzie (left) hugs his
daughter after being doused with water following the milestone mission.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Sara Csurilla
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