Carl V. Lyday


 

Preferred Name: Carl

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: March 23, 1943

Highest Military Grade Held:

Hometown:

Biography

The F-100 was  a single seat, single engine, macho kind of fighter, but it wasn’t that good because it didn’t have any avionics, everything was done manually. The bombing was done manually, strafing was without computer aid. The 100 had no navigation equipment, not even an INS. You just took off and flew 400 miles that way and dropped your bomb on the target.
The F-100 was extremely fun to fly and being single engine, single seat, it was what all fighter pilots want to do.
(source: https://aopalive.aopa.org/detail/video/5583133462001/carl-lyday?_ga=2.31495035.49904616.1528978166-905213877.1528978166 )

Units Assigned

  • 1970 Gunnery School, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1970-1971 Phan Rang, Vietnam (F-100 235 combat sorties)
  • 1991 Commander, Holloman AFB, NM (QF-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
F-111

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

The F-100 was  a single seat, single engine, macho kind of fighter, but it wasn’t that good because it didn’t have any avionics, everything was done manually. The bombing was done manually, strafing was without computer aid. The 100 had no navigation equipment, not even an INS. You just took off and flew 400 miles that way and dropped your bomb on the target.
The F-100 was extremely fun to fly and being single engine, single seat, it was what all fighter pilots want to do.
(source: https://aopalive.aopa.org/detail/video/5583133462001/carl-lyday?_ga=2.31495035.49904616.1528978166-905213877.1528978166 )

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1970 Gunnery School, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1970-1971 Phan Rang, Vietnam (F-100 235 combat sorties)
  • 1991 Commander, Holloman AFB, NM (QF-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
F-111

Military Education

Civilian Education

Photos
Scroll to Top