Flying to get familiar; maintainer gains new perspective of mission

U.S. Air Force Maj. Ryan Busbey, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight check on the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Busbey will fly training missions during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1; a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
VIRIN: 160504-F-FT438-021.JPG
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