Taming the Viper
At Luke Air Force Base, young pilots learn to fly the F-16.
- By The Editors
- Photographs by John M. Dibbs
- AirSpaceMag.com, January 11, 2013
Two F-16s from the 310th Fighter Squadron, the “Top Hats,” make a formation landing. Viper drivers practice side-by-side takeoffs and landings to keep their formation skills sharp. “I have been asked a lot if the F-16 is easy to fly,” says Lieutenant Colonel Culla “Shack” Yarborough. “Yes, it is very easy to fly, but much more difficult to employ as a weapon.”