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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.” 

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