Joseph G. Broker



Preferred Name: 
Joe

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: July 22, 1948

Highest Military Grade Held:

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Biography

Exerpted from an interview with AOPA fter flying Dean Cuttshall’s F-100 at Ft. Wayne…

It’s always been my favorite airplane. I guess it was my first fighter. It’s not an easy airplane to fly. You have to work at it to fly it well. I guess a lot of pilots have a love affair with their first jet aircraft. For me it was always “the one”. It was an early 2nd generation of fighter aircraft, it had a lot of bad habits. If you were trained well, and you respected it, you could fly it. It could bite you. It could kill you.

I came right out of pilot training, into the F-100, younger than most of the people, plus the Guard had the airplane after the active duty, well into the 1970’s. So, the Guard guys will be younger.

I still fly with the Commemorative Air Force, I fly B-24, B-29, B-25 as the main airplanes and then some of the little ones, PT-19.

Units Assigned

  • 1970-1977 175th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Sioux Falls, SD (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Joe Broker talking about the F-100 with AOPA

https://aopalive.aopa.org/detail/video/5583125430001/joe-broker

Biography

Biography

Exerpted from an interview with AOPA fter flying Dean Cuttshall’s F-100 at Ft. Wayne…

It’s always been my favorite airplane. I guess it was my first fighter. It’s not an easy airplane to fly. You have to work at it to fly it well. I guess a lot of pilots have a love affair with their first jet aircraft. For me it was always “the one”. It was an early 2nd generation of fighter aircraft, it had a lot of bad habits. If you were trained well, and you respected it, you could fly it. It could bite you. It could kill you.

I came right out of pilot training, into the F-100, younger than most of the people, plus the Guard had the airplane after the active duty, well into the 1970’s. So, the Guard guys will be younger.

I still fly with the Commemorative Air Force, I fly B-24, B-29, B-25 as the main airplanes and then some of the little ones, PT-19.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1970-1977 175th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Sioux Falls, SD (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Photos
Video

Joe Broker talking about the F-100 with AOPA

https://aopalive.aopa.org/detail/video/5583125430001/joe-broker