AirWillie6475
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"Your Name Here"

Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:23 pm

How do pilots get to have their names on the fighters? This question might sound stupid but can any pilot have their names printed or do you have to have some kind of seniority? It must be a great experience when you first get to see your name on the plane.
 
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RE: "Your Name Here"

Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:08 pm

In my former unit, the top 18 crews based on their scores from the bombing range had their names on a plane.
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racko
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RE: "Your Name Here"

Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:17 pm

Do the crews always fly on the same plane, or can it happen that Joe & Jim fly on a F15-E with Mark & George written on it?
 
f4wso
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RE: "Your Name Here"

Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:04 pm

It all depends on aircraft availability. I only had one flight with the pilot I was crewed with in the plane that had our name on it.
Gary
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