Frederick R. Dent III

 


 

Preferred Name: Fred

Nickname/Call Sign: Fred

Date Of Birth: 04-03-1934

Highest Military Grade Held: Col

Hometown: Shalimar, FL

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Biography

Post retirement included:

1. Quality Control at Crestview Aerospace, FL.

2. Owning and operating an oyster bar called “The Oar House”.

3. Market consulting for a Aerospace Firms.

4. IOT&E Consultant to the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, Taiwan.

5. Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching graduate and undergraduate aeronautical courses and flying the AG-5B Tiger.

It is amusing what an old fighter pilot does in later life to remain associated with the flying business, putting food on the table, and telling war stories to his grandchildren.

Units Assigned

  • 1956-1957: Undergraduate Pilot Training: Marana AB, Arizona and Webb AFB, TX. T-34, T-28, T-33.
  • 1957-1958: Advanced gunnery: Luke AFB, AZ. F-84G, F-84F.
  • 1958-1961: 67 TFS, Kadena, Okinawa. F-100D.
  • 1961-1963: AFIT, University of Texas. T-33, T-34.
  • 1963-1965: Air Proving Ground, Eglin AFB, FL. F-100D.
  • 1965-1966: Student, Aerospace Research Pilot School, (ARPS) Edwards AFB. T-33, T-38, F-104.
  • 1966-1968: Academic/Flight Instructor, ARPS, Edwards AFB. T-33, T-38, F-104, NF-104 (RX), F-106, NF-106, Schweizer 2-22, 1-26, 2-32 sailplanes.
  • 1969-1970: 308 TFS, Tuy Hoa,Vietnam. F-100D.
  • 1970-1971: Student, Air Command & Staff College. T-33.
  • 1971-1974: Hq.USAF, IOT&E, YF-16, YF-17 Pentagon. T-39.
  • 1974-1977: Fighter Test, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Canter, F-16 IOT&E, Kirtland, NM. T-38, T-39.
  • 1977-1980: Avionics Division, Tactical Air Warfare Center (TAWC), Eglin AFB. (DNIF)
  • 1980: Retired (24 years) AG-5B Tiger

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Aerospace Research Pilot School, (TPS), Edwards AFB, 1966.
  • Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, 1971.

Civilian Education

  • USMA, West Point, 1956, BS Engineering.
  • University of Texas, 1963, MS Aerospace Engineering.
  • Auburn University, 1971, MBA
Biography

Biography

Post retirement included:

1. Quality Control at Crestview Aerospace, FL.

2. Owning and operating an oyster bar called “The Oar House”.

3. Market consulting for a Aerospace Firms.

4. IOT&E Consultant to the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, Taiwan.

5. Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching graduate and undergraduate aeronautical courses and flying the AG-5B Tiger.

It is amusing what an old fighter pilot does in later life to remain associated with the flying business, putting food on the table, and telling war stories to his grandchildren.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1956-1957: Undergraduate Pilot Training: Marana AB, Arizona and Webb AFB, TX. T-34, T-28, T-33.
  • 1957-1958: Advanced gunnery: Luke AFB, AZ. F-84G, F-84F.
  • 1958-1961: 67 TFS, Kadena, Okinawa. F-100D.
  • 1961-1963: AFIT, University of Texas. T-33, T-34.
  • 1963-1965: Air Proving Ground, Eglin AFB, FL. F-100D.
  • 1965-1966: Student, Aerospace Research Pilot School, (ARPS) Edwards AFB. T-33, T-38, F-104.
  • 1966-1968: Academic/Flight Instructor, ARPS, Edwards AFB. T-33, T-38, F-104, NF-104 (RX), F-106, NF-106, Schweizer 2-22, 1-26, 2-32 sailplanes.
  • 1969-1970: 308 TFS, Tuy Hoa,Vietnam. F-100D.
  • 1970-1971: Student, Air Command & Staff College. T-33.
  • 1971-1974: Hq.USAF, IOT&E, YF-16, YF-17 Pentagon. T-39.
  • 1974-1977: Fighter Test, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Canter, F-16 IOT&E, Kirtland, NM. T-38, T-39.
  • 1977-1980: Avionics Division, Tactical Air Warfare Center (TAWC), Eglin AFB. (DNIF)
  • 1980: Retired (24 years) AG-5B Tiger

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Aerospace Research Pilot School, (TPS), Edwards AFB, 1966.
  • Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, 1971.

Civilian Education

  • USMA, West Point, 1956, BS Engineering.
  • University of Texas, 1963, MS Aerospace Engineering.
  • Auburn University, 1971, MBA
Headed West