William A. McCollum


Preferred Name: Mack
Nickname/Call Sign: Mack the Knife
Date Of Birth: 12-12-1931
Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel O6
Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Biography

After the USAF:

  • Sep 1975 – Jan 1978 Jet Avia Las Vegas, NV Lear 23, 24, 25
  • Jan 1978 – Jul 1978 Las Vegas Airline, Grand Canyon Tours – Piper Navajo, Cessna 206
  • Aug 1978 – Oct 1978 Royal Crest, Las Vegas NV C421
  • Oct 1978 – Jul 1986 Sold A/C for Hughes Aviation, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jan 1987 – Aug 1988 Flight Systems, Sembach AB, GermanyLear 35/36
  • Apr 1990 – Dec 1991 IP, Air Training Center – Goodyear AZ F-33 Bonanza, B-58 Baron
  • Sep 1992 – Nov 1996 Tracor Flight Systems, DART tow for Lutwaffe – Witmund AB, Germany F-100
  • Aug 1998 Recurrency F-100 El Paso GrecoAir Check pilot
  • Aug 2000 Same
  • Oct 2002 Same

Units Assigned

  • 1954 561 FBS, 388 FBW Clovis AFB, NM F-86F
  • 1955-1957 561 FBS, 388 FBW Etain AB, France F-86, F-100
  • 1957-1958 8 TFS, 49th TFW Etain AB, France F-100 (May 1957)
  • 1959 – Aug 1962 355 TFS, 354 TFW Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100
  • Aug 1962 – Aug 1963 353 TFS, 354 TFW, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100
  • Aug 1963 – Mar 1965 Hq TAC Stan Eval – Langley AFB< VA F-100, T-33
  • Mar 1965 – Jul 1965 416 TFS, # TFW TDY Danang AB, Bien Hoa AB, RVN F-100
  • Sep 1965 – Jan 1968 FWS, Nellis AFB, NV F-100
  • Jan 1968 – Nov 1968 510th TFS, #d TFW, Bien Hoa AB, RVN F-100
  • Dec 1968 – Aug 1970 20th TFW O&T RAF Weathersfield, UK F-100
  • Sep 1970 – Aug 1971 HQ USAFE, IG, Wiesbaden AB, Germany T-39
  • Apr 1971 – May 1971 Last flight F-100
  • Aug 1971 – Jul 1972 Air War College Maxwell AFB, AL U3
  • Aug 1972 – Sep 1974 FWS – Nellis AFB, NV F-111F, T-38 Aggressors
  • Sep 1974 – Jul 1975 HQ USAF Pentagon, Washington, DC T-34
  • 1 July 1975 Retired

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Radio Mechanic 1952
  • Aviation Cadet 53H 1953 54ABC
  • Instrument Pilot Instructor School – 1960
  • Fighter Weapons School – 1965
  • Air War College – 1972

Civilian Education

  • BGE University of Omaha – 1962
Biography

Biography

After the USAF:

  • Sep 1975 – Jan 1978 Jet Avia Las Vegas, NV Lear 23, 24, 25
  • Jan 1978 – Jul 1978 Las Vegas Airline, Grand Canyon Tours – Piper Navajo, Cessna 206
  • Aug 1978 – Oct 1978 Royal Crest, Las Vegas NV C421
  • Oct 1978 – Jul 1986 Sold A/C for Hughes Aviation, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jan 1987 – Aug 1988 Flight Systems, Sembach AB, GermanyLear 35/36
  • Apr 1990 – Dec 1991 IP, Air Training Center – Goodyear AZ F-33 Bonanza, B-58 Baron
  • Sep 1992 – Nov 1996 Tracor Flight Systems, DART tow for Lutwaffe – Witmund AB, Germany F-100
  • Aug 1998 Recurrency F-100 El Paso GrecoAir Check pilot
  • Aug 2000 Same
  • Oct 2002 Same
Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1954 561 FBS, 388 FBW Clovis AFB, NM F-86F
  • 1955-1957 561 FBS, 388 FBW Etain AB, France F-86, F-100
  • 1957-1958 8 TFS, 49th TFW Etain AB, France F-100 (May 1957)
  • 1959 – Aug 1962 355 TFS, 354 TFW Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100
  • Aug 1962 – Aug 1963 353 TFS, 354 TFW, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100
  • Aug 1963 – Mar 1965 Hq TAC Stan Eval – Langley AFB< VA F-100, T-33
  • Mar 1965 – Jul 1965 416 TFS, # TFW TDY Danang AB, Bien Hoa AB, RVN F-100
  • Sep 1965 – Jan 1968 FWS, Nellis AFB, NV F-100
  • Jan 1968 – Nov 1968 510th TFS, #d TFW, Bien Hoa AB, RVN F-100
  • Dec 1968 – Aug 1970 20th TFW O&T RAF Weathersfield, UK F-100
  • Sep 1970 – Aug 1971 HQ USAFE, IG, Wiesbaden AB, Germany T-39
  • Apr 1971 – May 1971 Last flight F-100
  • Aug 1971 – Jul 1972 Air War College Maxwell AFB, AL U3
  • Aug 1972 – Sep 1974 FWS – Nellis AFB, NV F-111F, T-38 Aggressors
  • Sep 1974 – Jul 1975 HQ USAF Pentagon, Washington, DC T-34
  • 1 July 1975 Retired

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Radio Mechanic 1952
  • Aviation Cadet 53H 1953 54ABC
  • Instrument Pilot Instructor School – 1960
  • Fighter Weapons School – 1965
  • Air War College – 1972

Civilian Education

  • BGE University of Omaha – 1962
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