Skip to comments.Alabama ANG Commander uses F-16 for personal trips
Posted on 01/26/2011 8:50:49 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Airforce officials are keeping quiet about a commander with the Alabama Air National Guard who could possibly face charges following an investigation that he had received nearly $96,000 in unauthorized compensatory time and had regularly flown an F-16 on personal trips.The Montgomery Advertiser obtained a report via the Freedom of Information Act, in which an unamed wing commander of the 187th Fighter Wing, was ultimately found to have committed four violations of National Guard and Air Force regulations.
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If it had been me, I would’ve used the two-seat model so I could pick up hookers.
As the dungeon prisoner said in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, “You lucky, lucky, b*st*rd.”
Not new. Fully expected for fighter jocks to coordinate personal business with 'training missions'.
If he abused it, he'll be cashiered.
And fighter jocks will be his judge and jury.
Yeah, but Pelosi still gets free rides on a private jet.
Improperly used government property for personal use by flying a unit F-16 to Houston to visit family on numerous occasions during his first year in command.
Doesn't sound so bad. Not like he crashed three or four planes showing off trying to earn the nick-name Maverick, or blew up some refuse and filled his own arse with rock salt, and then accepted the fraudulently attained Purple Hurt. I hope he demands a Court Martial.
However, it sounds like this guy may have worked the system to increase his flying time.
If they’re doing proficiency flying, just to stay current... Who cares if it is around the field or point to point and back? Variety in terrain, flight plans, and airports would seem to be a good thing and keep them on their toes. You’re right though, I could see how it could be abused. But I could also see how it would be beneficial to the ANG (more experienced pilots).
Makes a guy feel a little sorry for the poor saps gettin the doors blown off their Gulfstreams.
If you had an F-16 to pick up women, you wouldn't need to settle for hookers.
I used a jeep to pick up pizzas off post for my men, I guess I’m a bad guy too.
You had to go off-post? We had Domino’s deliver to a section of Bradleys sitting on a drop zone at Fort Stewart.
If the guy abused it, the other zoomies will nail him for it, so as not to screw up their own scams.
I have great faith in fighter pilots. They are simple creatures given complex tasks, and they do great things when war rages.
I wouldn't leave one alone with my ugly daughter, though.
There is a difference between a jeep and F-16
RHIP.Sounds political to me.These are all combat pilots so I will give a pass.I know one of these guys and they are some really strac troops.
You wouldn't happen to be a pilot, would you?
LOL...when I was assigned to a readiness group one of the company commanders from one of our USAR client units got relieved when he got caught using unit HMMWV’s to pull stumps on his farm.
Someone is getting fired. Nothing more than stealing from the tax payer.
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