AEDC junior officers observe flight-line operations first-hand

From left, AEDC’s 2nd Lt. Drew Miller and 1st Lt. Jason Lackey stand in front of a Block 42 F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard at Toledo, Ohio. The stinger bee logo on the tail of the 180th Fighter Wing’s aircraft is representative of their nickname as the “Stingers.” The Block 42 F-16 is powered by the F100-PW-229, which has been tested extensively at AEDC. Coincidentally, the most recent F100-PW -229 testing was accomplished in AEDC’s Sea Level 3 test stand as part of the engine’s Service Life Extension Program, extending the 229 life by almost 50 percent. The 180th Fighter Wing has the first two extended life 229’s in the United States. (Photo provided)

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