Tag: Hill Air Force Base

The story of the F-35 Pilot that lost OBOGS and Cabin Pressurization during a training flight in the Lightning II
“In the F-35, loss of the Integrated Power Package, or IPP, means loss of OBOGS, cabin pressurization, cooling functions to many vehicle systems, backup generator power, and numerous other functions…” Capt. Jonathan Lowell, F-35 Pilot. In the following story Capt. Jonathan Lowell from 421st Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, recounts his...
The USAF ordered 27 A-10 wing sets immediately at contract award. Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with a maximum ceiling value of $999 million. According to the company news release, under...
From 173 to 173: A-10 Re-Winging Program Complete
The new wings for the A-10 fleet are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a depot inspection. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base have installed the last of 173 new wings on A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, finalizing a project that started in...
Warthog Pit Stop: Check Out these photos of USAF A-10 Attack Aircraft Undergoing Maintenance
The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill AFB. The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah.
Hill AFB F-35As on way to Aviano diverted to Burlington International Airport due to weather and mid-air refueling issues
Air National Guard officials in a statement emphasized the F-35As were not attached to the Vermont Air National Guard or 158th Fighter Wing -- those jets are expected to arrive in September. As the video in this post shows, four F-35As assigned to Hill Air Force Base (AFB) were forced to divert to...
USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
During the defensive counter-air exercise, if the enemy was successful in making it through the defenses and hitting a target, the friendly force was penalized by losing time to generate aircraft as maintainers took cover. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and Reserve 419th FW conducted a very unique integrated defensive counter-air...
First Middle East deployment for USAF F-35A Lightning II
On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, for its first deployment to the Middle East....
New paint scheme for USAF Test Pilot School's F-16 VISTA
The NF-16 VISTA recently received a new look and modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Taken on Jan. 30, 2019 the cool photos in this post show the NF-16 VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Test Aircraft) departing Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT, after recently receiving a new look and modifications at...
USAF installs metallic 3D Printed Part on F-22 because of lack of Additional Parts to Support Raptor Community
The use of 3D printing gives maintainers the ability to acquire replacement parts on short notice without minimum order quantities The use of 3D printing is not new to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The service in fact has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out...
421st FS and AMU get first F-35A
The arrival of the first jets in the 421st brings the total number of F-35As at Hill to 52 and is a big step toward the 388th Fighter Wing having a full complement of 78 F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019 The 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance...

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