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“BANDIT 650: PART TWO”

The engine flame-out and successful landing by my friend Doug Downey in Bandit 650 that we talked about last month became a mandatory lesson for F-117 fighter pilots training to fly the jet.  

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BANDIT 650: PART ONE

Pilots love to sit around telling airplane stories, but none I’ve ever heard can even come close to that of a really good friend of mine, Doug Downey.  Besides being an awesome guy, Doug is a retired USAF Lt Col who is an Academy grad and flew as a fighter pilot in the F-16 Viper and the F-117 Nighthawk.  Nighthawk pilots call themselves “Bandits” and each of the 558 Air Force pilots who have flown the F-117 has a Bandit number that started at 150 and added on sequentially from there.  Doug was the 500thpilot in the jet and flew with the call sign “Bandit 650.” 

Read the rest of this amazing story here: https://pilot-protection-services.aopa.org/news/2019/january/01/bandit650?_ga=2.98987614.1180010738.1546018185-2024418207.1450809335

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