AF Thunderbirds Perform “The Pattillo Pull” in Honor of Two Great Pilots, Buck and Bill Pattillo.

On September 14, 2022, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron flew a unique formation over Arlington National Cemetery to honor the burial of twin brothers Lt. Gen. Charles “Buck” and Maj. Gen. Cuthbert “Bill” Pattillo and their wives. Typically, one F-16 pulls out of the six-aircraft pattern to create the missing-man formation, but in …

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Places at Nellis AFB Named for F-100 Pilots.

You may not know about the places at Nellis AFB, NV that are named for F-100 pilots. Here they are… Boyd Hall is named for Colonel John R.  Boyd.  While an F-100 gunnery instructor with the Fighter Weapons School 1955-1960, he described and mathematically quantified fighter tactics, developing the Energy-Maneuverability Theory. He later developed the Observe-Orientate-Decide-Action …

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