Eagle Drivers

3000 Hours & 4000 Hours Eagle time
On this page you will an overview of all the Eagle Drivers and Strike Eagle Drivers and WSO’s that achieved the 3,000 hours and 4,000 hours milstone in the F-15A/B/C/D/E

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the following Eagle Drivers to the

donated to the collection by Mark Smith

3000 hours Club F-15A/B/C/D

Driver Unit Date Based when reaching
Col. Dave “Bush” Carlson 95 FS 10 Nov 1994 Tyndall AFB, FL
Col. Matthew B. Copp 53 FS 1996 Spangdahlem AB
Col. Jay T.”Opie” Denney 60 FS 2000 Eglin AFB, FL
Col. Randy “Bobbaloo” Riccardi 122 FS 2000 NAS New Orelans, LA
Col.  Richard “Bear” Gibbs II 493 FS 27 Mar 2001 Prince Sultan AB
Lt. Col. Brett A. Williams UNK 7 May 2001 UNK
Lt. Col. Robert “Hatch”Anderson UNK 4 Oct 2001 UNK
Lt. Col. Wayne Adkisson 114 FS 2002 Klamath Falls, OR
Lt. Col. Gordon “Flash” Kimpel 110 FS 2002 Lambert Field, MO
Col. Jon “JB” Kelk 110 FS 2003 Lambert Field, MO
Col  Mike Father Flanagan 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Col Rob “Mos” Mohr 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Lt Col Darren Elvis Barrett 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Lt Col Joe Corn Hruska 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Col Mike Tiny Francis 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Lt Col Jim “Hacksaw” Mccomas 110 FS UNK Lambert Field, MO
Lt. Col. Mike “Mobile” Holmes 27 FS 20 June 2000 Langley AFB, VA
Maj. Gen Larry “Bubba”New 325 FW 27 May 2003 Tyndall AFB, FL
Col. Rich “Peewee” Kelly 114 FS 2003 Klamath Falls, OR
Col. James C. Miller 114 FS 2003 Klamath Falls,OR
Terrence “SkinS” Fornof 422 TES 2003 Nellis AFB, NV
Col. Mark “Chimp” Smith RSAFWS 14 Jun 2004 King Abdul-Aziz AB
Lt. Col. T.G. Kyrazis II 159 FS 2005 Jacksonville IAP, FL
Col. John Black 159 FS 2005 Jacksonville IAP, FL
Col. Brad “Apple” Applegate 142 FW 2006 Portland IAP, OR
Lt. Col. Jonathan “JonBoy” Holdaway 71 FS UNK Langley AFB, VA
Lt. Col. Jeffrey “Homer” Samuel 122 FS UNK NAS New Orleans
Lt. Col. Jim “Roper” Worley 122 FS 23 Aug 2013 NAS New Orleans
Lt. Col. “Popeye” Porter 122 FS 23 Aug 2013 NAS New Orleans
Col. Peter “Spreadmo”Weidner 122 FS UNK NAS New Orleans
Lt. Col. BamBam Stavros 122 FS UNK NAS New Orleans
Lt. Col. G Derek “Skid” Sawser 422 TES UNK Nellis AFB, NV
Col Ken Wilsbach 33 OG 17 Feb 2006 Eglin AFB, FL
Lt Col Chris “Scratch” Young 1 FW 2008 Langley AFB, VA
Col Billy Graham 325 FW 30 Apr 2008 Tyndall AFB, FL
Maj Randy Spear 325 OSS  30 Apr 2008 Tyndall AFB, FL
Lt. Col. Kevin “Fletch” Murray 2 FS 8 May 2008 Tyndall AFB, FL
Lt. Col. David Silva 325 OG 24 Feb 2009 Tyndall AFB, FL
Lt. Col. Wes “Pappy” French 114 FS 8 March 2011 Klamath Falls,OR
Col Jeffrey “Claw”Hwang 123 FS UNK UNK
Lt. Col. Matt “Bozz” Beals 199 FS 2008 Hickam AFB, HI
Col Adam “Khan” Sitler 123 FS 19 Feb 2016 Portland IAP, OR
Col. Geoffrey Jensen 173 OG 26 Jun 2020 Klamath Falls, OR
Col. Terry “Stretch” Scott   unk  

Col. Billy Graham (left), Guard Associate Unit Commander, 325th Fighter Wing (FW) and Maj. Randy Spear, Training Flight Commander, 325th Operations Support Squadron (OSS), shakes hands after both archived the record making 3000-hour marks, in the F-15C Eagle aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL). They become the 32nd and 33rd pilots to reach the 3000-hour mark Air Force wide, and the first F-15 pilots stationed at Tyndall to reach the mark together.

 

Lt. Col T. G. Kyrazis II, 125th Fighter Wing (FW), just after landing with 3,000.2 hours in the F-15B Eagle on the flightline at his home base, Jacksonville International Airport (IAP), Florida.
Standing in front of an F-15 Eagle, Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Bear” Gibbs II, USAF, (left), 363rd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron poses with his 3000th hour flying certificate, presented by Colonel Blair Hansen, 363rd Operations Group commander. The presentation occurred at Prince Sultan Air Base during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

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Skytrailer congratulates

the following Eagle Drivers to the

scan donated by Lt. Col. Rich Kelly, via Lt. Victor “Chopper” Knill.

4000 hours Club F-15A/B/C/D

Driver Unit Date Based when reaching
Col. Jon “JB” Kelk 110 FS 10 Oct 2006 Lambert Field, MO
Col. Rich “Peewee” Kelly 114 FS 10 Aug 2007 Klamath Falls, OR
Col. James C. Miller 114 FS 30 Apr 2009 Klamath Falls, OR
Lt. Col. Reed Drake 186 FS 5 June 2009 Great Falls IAP, MT
Lt. Col. Wayne Adkisson 2 FS (RSAF) 12 Oct 2013 Tabuk AB, Saudi Arabia
Col. Jeffrey G. “Claw”Hwang 123 FS      unk Portland IAP, OR
Col. Brian “Spiderman” Kamp AWC 27 Sep 2017 Nellis AFB, NV

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Skytrailer congratulates

the following Strike Eagle Drivers to the

3000 hours Club F-15E

Driver Unit Date Based when reaching
Col. Todd Boyd 4 OG 18 May 2007 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Lt. Col. Dave Iverson 492 FS 2007 RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
Lt. Col. Houstoun Waring 48 OSS 31 Oct 2007 RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
Lt. Col. Scott Purdie 334 FS 18 Jan 2008 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Col. Mark Kelly 4 FW 9 Oct 2009 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Col. John Bunnell 494 FS 24 Jan 2010 RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
Col. Pete Lee 389 FS 18 Nov 2010 Mountain Home AFB, ID
Maj. Erin Pickel 4 TS 13 Dec 2011 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Maj. Trinidad  Meza   unk unl
t. Col. Paul Hibbard 333 FS 22 July 2015 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Lt. Col. Michael Landers 389 FS 20 May 2016 Mountain Home AFB, ID
Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson 336 FS 11 June 2018 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Lt. Col. Tomas Jaime 335 FS 31 July 2018 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Lt. Col. Eric “Dorf” Ostendorf Unk unk  

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Skytrailer congratulates

the following Strike Eagle Drivers & WSO’s to the

4000 hours Club F-15E

Driver Unit Date Based when reaching
Lt. Col. Dave Iverson 492 FS  27 Jan 2010 RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” Meza 336 EFS 21 Mar 2018 Undisclosed location
Lt. Col. Eric “Dorf” Ostendorf 307 FS Jan 2021 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC

5000 hours Club F-15E

Driver Unit Date Based when reaching
General Dave Iverson 332 AEW  June 2019 Undisclosed location
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” Meza 389 FS  3 Aug 2021 Mountain Home AFB, ID
       

Col. Mark Kelly, 4th Fighter Wing commander, poses with his wife Tanya after completing his 3,000th flight hour in the F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 9. The Strike Eagle is one of four aircraft Colonel Kelly has flown since receiving his commission in 1986. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rae Perry)

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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan–U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Bunnell, 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, stands below tail “320” after completing his 3,000th flight hour in the F-15E Strike Eagle Jan. 23, 2010. Bunnell is a weapons system officer from Birmingham, Ala., and is deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Richard Williams)

Col. Todd Boyd, 4th Operations Group deputy commander, prepares to exit his F-15E Strike Eagle after his milestone 3,000th hour flight.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Klingler)
Lt. Col. Dave Iverson, 492nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, holds up a poster, signed by fellow squadron members, commemorating his completion of more than 3,000 flight hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle July 25 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Col. Iverson is only the 15th pilot to cross this milestone in the F-15E and is deployed from RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Seals)
Doused! Col Jon “JB” Kelk is doused with a firehose in honor of his final F-15 flight at the 131st Fighter Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, at Lambert-Saint Louis Airport on March 12. Col Kelk was the first ever pilot to log over 4000 hours in F-15 model aircraft and still holds the record with over 4160 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sergeant Mary-Dale Amison)
Celebrating a final flight and milestone. Pilots of the 110 Fighter Squadron, gathered to celebrate with Col Jon “JB” Kelk for his final F-15 flight at Lambert-Saint Louis Airport on March 12. Col Kelk was the first ever pilot to log over 4000 hours in F-15 model aircraft and still holds the record with over 4160 flying hours. Pictured left to right: Lt Col Mike “Father” Flanagan, Col Rob “Mos” Mohr, Col Kelk, Lt Col Mike “Hung” Jurries, Lt Col Brian “Spiderman” Kamp, Lt Col Jeff “Chunks” Verville, and Col Greg “Spinner” Champagne. The 110th Fighter Squadron is attached to the 131st Fighter Wing, Missouri Air National Guard (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sergeant Mary-Dale Amison)
17 years in the making, Lt. Col. David Iverson, 492nd Fighter Squadron commander, holds the 4,000 hours patch he can now wear after a 10.1 hour flight in an F-15 Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath to Kelly Field, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas on Jan 11, 2010. Boeing photo by Lance Cheung
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” Meza, 336th EFS deputy operations group commander and weapons system officer, poses for a photo after landing in an F-15E Strike Eagle March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Meza, in the capacity of WSO, is able to display information from the radar, electronic warfare or infrared sensors; monitor aircraft or weapons status and possible threats; select targets; and use an electronic “moving map” to navigate. During the flight that afternoon, he reached 4,000 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)
Members of 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron presented Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” Meza, 336th EFS deputy operations group commander and weapons system officer, with a unit patch in honor of Meza reaching 4,000 flying hours March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Meza is currently on his ninth deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” achieved 5000 flying hours as an F-15E Weapons Systems Officer, August 3rd, 2021 Mountain Home AFB, ID.
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” congratulated by squadron members, he achieved 5000 flying hours as an F-15E Weapons Systems Officer, August 3rd, 2021 Mountain Home AFB, ID
Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” achieved 5000 flying hours as an F-15E Weapons Systems Officer, August 3rd, 2021 Mountain Home AFB, ID Group photo with the 389th Fighter Squadron.
General David Iverson, 332 AEW commander, became the first pilot ever to amass 5,000 flight hours in an F-15E Strike Eagle. June 2019, undisclosed location
Lt. Col. Tomas Jaime, 335th Fighter Squadron director of operations, prepares for take-off prior to a training sortie, July 31, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The flight marked 3,000 flying hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle for Jaime, who has also achieved more than 3,500 career flying hours and more than 1,650 combat hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)