U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Holt, special assistant to the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, taxis a U-28A Draco down the Hurlburt Field flightline during his “Fini” flight at Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 19, 2019. Holt has flown the U-28A for 12 years and has accrued approximately 700 flight hours in his 28 years of service in Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Spain)


Flight checks

Lt. Col. David Newman, 919th Special Operations Wing pilot, looks out over the Gowen Field flightline while performing flight checks on MC-130E Combat Talon #567 prior to its final departure May 7. 919th aircrew members came up to bring 567 back to its final resting place – the Air Force Special Operations Command airpark at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Of the flight, the colonel said, “It was a bittersweet flight. It was an honor flying the last mission of a MC-130E Combat Talon, but somber starting the process that signals the end of the most capable all weather infiltration/exfiltration airframe in AFSOC's inventory.” 919th maintainers were also sent to Gowen Field to prepare four Talons to take off for one more mission – a flight into retirement and decommissioning. Three of the Talons flew to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

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