28 February 1941 – The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948
Daniel S. Unger
Dan Unger “left Moody AFB in March 1975 as a T-37 IP and was fortunate to get a slot in the MIANG, 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, flying Huns. Will always be grateful to General Harold Rudolph for giving me the opportunity to fly fighters in the Air Guard and especially the F-100.”
“Dan entered USAF Under Graduate Pilot Training in the summer of 1971. He was awarded his pilots wings and an assignment as an Instructor Pilot Pilot in the T-37. Dan instructed primary jet to both US and foreign students during his duty at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Georgia. Primary jet training included basic contact and instrument flying along with aerobatic and formation flight instruction.
In 1975 Dan left active duty with the Air Force and became a pilot in the Michigan Air National Guard flying the F-100 Super Sabre.
Later the 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, to which Dan was assigned, transitioned to the A-7D Corsair II where he was also named as an Instructor Pilot. While flying in the Air National Guard Dan used the GI Bill to acquire his civilian Instructor ratings.
Dan retired from the Air National in 1991 with 20 years service to the United States Military.
In 1977 Dan began flying a B90 King Air for the Federal Mogal Corporation at Detroit City Airport. Short lived as a Corporate pilot he was hired in December of 1978 by American Airlines where he spent 27 years flying the B-727, DC-9-80, and the B-767. Dan spent 17 of his 27 years flying Captain both on domestic routes and finally retiring in 2005 while flying the B-767 to Europe.
While flying as a military and airline pilot Dan continued to use his CFI to instruct in the General Aviation community to help many people earn their pilots license.
After retiring from American Airlines Dan was not finished in aviation but hired on with the Federal Aviation Administration where he was an inspector working on Air Carrier Pilot Training and certification. In April 2011 Dan retired from the FAA to devote his time to CFI work and now his new role as FAA Designated Flight Examiner.”(1)
Source: (1) http://myhangarchat.com/profile/DanielUnger