12 iunie 2021

F-16 Pilot's Runway Death Forces Reckoning Over Tight Flight Hours, Training Gaps


Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series about the fatal accident of 1st Lt. David Schmitz, an F-16 pilot at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.Valerie Rudolph wasn't the waitress assigned to a table full of Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilots and loadmasters taking a dinner break at Olive Garden while in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for a military exercise in 2011.But her friend, who was taking care of the table, slipped a napkin with Valerie's name and number to one of the [...]