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A Bird Down In Virginia

Post  DFI429 on August 28th 2014, 7:34 pm

Yesterday morning I was out on the flight line early in the shift to see off one of our jets, heading out to New Orleans to be upgraded to be more badass..  Not long after, the regular training flights we were about to launch got told to cancel..  And the sinking feeling set in.  A short time later we learned our latest upgrade had gone down.  As maintainers, this is one of the worst feelings to ever have, with so much effort put in by so many troops..  And worst of all we don't know the status of our pilot.

I know there's a lot of BBF guys down that way - I'd like to ask you guys keep our Eagle Driver in your thoughts, and hopefully he'll be found hanging out in a tree waitin' on a ride..


Search for missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot continues


I don't post a whole lot here, but I have an immense appreciation for the knowledge shared that I can learn from.  I'll be more active once I get the next project rolling, and have something more to contribute..
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Post  jbozzelle on August 28th 2014, 7:54 pm

Saw the news headline this AM. Didn't know the pilot was missing. Sucks for sure.

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Post  schmitty on August 28th 2014, 8:11 pm

Bad deal for sure, hope it all turns out good.
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Post  gmsmkr on August 28th 2014, 9:10 pm

Bad deal sure hope he is found and ok.
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Post  kim on August 29th 2014, 12:36 am

Sounds like he rode it in.  Latest news, pilot did not survive.

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Post  dfree383 on August 29th 2014, 9:01 am

That's bad to hear and a former jet mo I'm my previous life.

I'm guessing he had some really big issues that he couldn't eject.
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Post  Dark Horse of Apocalypse on August 29th 2014, 10:44 am

Sorry to hear that. His or Her family has my thoughts and prayers.
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Post  kim on August 29th 2014, 3:17 pm

It hits harder in guard and reserve units because they are typically together for years. Active duty units poeple come and go fairly quickly. Always sad to lose one of the nation's best. Prayers for family.

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Post  patfromjersey on August 29th 2014, 5:59 pm

oh man, I wondering what happened there. Poor soul. Crying or Very sad
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Post  Moodyblues on August 31st 2014, 8:48 am

Air Force vet myself. Praying.
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Post  DFI429 on September 8th 2014, 2:24 pm

kim wrote:It hits harder in guard and reserve units because they are typically together for years.  Active duty units poeple come and go fairly quickly.  Always sad to lose one of the nation's best.  Prayers for family.  

You are 110% correct sir..  We paid our respects on base yesterday, all in all everything went well, but it's something I'd rather not have to ever repeat.

A salute to LTC Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.

http://wwlp.com/2014/09/07/memorial-service-for-lt-fontinot-today/
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Post  FalconEh on September 8th 2014, 3:08 pm

Sorry to hear that, my thoughts and prayers to the Family
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Post  61coon on September 8th 2014, 4:38 pm

Its a shame that the media has talked more about Comedians dying than the men and women who serve and regretfully die for our country.... Prayers sent for his family and for his crew members.
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Post  Mike R on September 8th 2014, 8:28 pm

X2 terrible lose

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