162nd Wing Tour

Tucson International Airport is home to the Air National Guard’s premier F-16 fighter pilot training unit, the 162nd Wing. It is the largest Air National Guard fighter wing in the country and resides on 94 acres next to the Tucson International Airport.
Frank Young has arranged a second free 2 hr. tour of the 162nd Wing for residents of Rancho Resort who missed the January 9th tour. The tour will be on April 4th.
The 162nd Wing serves the United States and allied na-tions by providing the finest fighter training programs in the world. The 162nd is the “face of the USAF to the world” providing the best-trained coalition war-fighting partners for the United States Air Force. The wing has trained pilots from 28 countries that fly the F-16 today. The wing manages a fleet of more than 70 F-16 C/D and Mid-Life Update (MLU) Fighting Falcons. There are International Airport is home to the Air National Guard’s premier F-16 fighter pilot training unit, the 162nd Wing. It is the largest Air National Guard fighter wing in the country and resides on 94 acres next to the Tucson International Airport.
Frank Young has arranged a second free 2 hr. tour of the 162nd Wing for residents of Rancho Resort who missed the January 9th tour. The tour will be on April 4th.
The 162nd Wing serves the United States and allied na-tions by providing the finest fighter training programs in the world. The 162nd is the “face of the USAF to the world” providing the best-trained coalition war-fighting partners for the United States Air Force. The wing has trained pilots from 28 countries that fly the F-16 today. The wing manages a fleet of more than 70 F-16 C/D and Mid-Life Update (MLU) Fighting Falcons. There are three flying squadrons and numerous maintenance squadrons and flights assigned to the 162nd Wing.
A sign-up sheet will be on a clipboard in the lobby of the clubhouse. The tour sign up will be limited to 25 resi-dents only, no guests. This is a limit requested by the 162nd Wing.
The tour will include some handouts, an introduction from staff at the 162nd Wing, a visit to the flight line of F-16’s, an opportunity to sit in the cockpit of an F-16, and hopefully, the opportunity to see some F-16’s firing up for flight (from a sound insulated structure). It is rec-ommended that you dress for cooler weather, wear shoes (not sandals), and long pants or trousers. Ear plugs will be provided at the 162nd Wing. A caravan of vehicles will leave from the clubhouse parking lot at 8:30am on April 4th. Any questions, email Frank at fpyiii@yahoo.com.