29 January 1991 – An American F-15C shot down an IRAF MiG-23 fleeing to Iran with an AIM-7 missile. “During the Air War over Iraq, the mighty Eagle proved to be a very robust airframe, bringing back its pilots after suffering serious damages. After the first ten days of the first Gulf Air War, to
Danny Wilson Hamilton
Danny “graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1968. Flew over 300 fighter combat missions in Vietnam, F-100, and Korat, A-7D. Spent 3 years as Ranger ALO at Fort Lewis to get an F-16. In 1978, assigned to Hill writing the Air to Ground manual for the F-16…bummer… Joined Air Force Reserve in 1979 to get back in the cockpit, 300 hours in the F-105 and over 1000 in the F-16.
Worked for TRW in the early 1980s including 2 years in Landsburg Germany working F-4F avionics. Started a small business, MicroLAN Enterprises, in 1983 (with Chip Taylor!), winning contracts with the US Air Force.
Won Gunsmoke ’87 and returned to active duty with the Reserve in 1988. Managed Reserve F-16 programs to upgrade aircraft creating high demand for Reserve forces, AIMGUNS (funnel), Radar Altimeter, Digital Terrain System (DTS), EW Integration, night lighting, Targeting Pod. ICAF in 1995 and back to Reserve duty in 1996 assigned to Edwards as MA to the Commander. Last AF flight…first glider…with Jimmy Doolittle the 3rd in the back seat. Retired in 1998.
Resumed business as Hamilton International providing consulting services to aviation programs from 1996 to 2002, primarily DTS and Digital Video Recording. Joined Lockheed Martin in 2002 to 2007 working the UAE F-16 Block 60 program. I restarted my business as The Hamilton Group, working on consulting, training, and vehicle management.
Married Jan after graduation, Patti during A-7D combat ops, Terry after Gunsmoke, and Karin at Lockheed.
Bought an RV in 2014 and married Xiurong Huang in Las Vegas. Currently living and loving the good life in Las Vegas!!!!”(1)
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