8th Fighter Squadron 19-CBF graduation
By Staff Sgt. Christine Groening, 49th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 16, 2019
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --
11 F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 8th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, December 14th, 2019, here.
The F-16 B-Course is a 37-week long course required for all student pilots. On average, B-Course students log 70 hours of flying time over 59 sorties in addition to roughly 245-hours of academic training and 69-hours of flight simulator training.
The 49th Wing is the Air Force’s premiere F-16 and MQ-9 Reaper aircrew training wing. Graduates of the F-16 B-course will be reassigned to operational flying units throughout the combat Air Force.
Congratulations to the graduates of Class 19-CBF:
Capt. Justin Goar
1st Lt. Seth Bolon
1st Lt. Alexander Drakoulakis
1st Lt. Austin Gillis
1st Lt. Michael Kelvin
1st Lt. Tyler Olson
1st Lt. Colin Ruane
1st Lt. Landon Santori
1st Lt. David Schmitz
1st Lt. Domenick Stumpo
1st Lt. Zachary Tarbox