The canopy of his A-10C Thunderbolt II lowers as 1st Lt. Dan Griffin, a pilot from the 358th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares to taxi out for his second of eight night flying missions June 23, 2010. Lieutenant Griffin is a student in the A-10C Pilot Initial Qualification course and as part of his training requirements he must learn to execute night flying missions using night vision goggles. He will accomplish this training through six hours of academic classes, five hours in the A-10 flight simulator and training flights.
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jerilyn Quintanilla
November 4, 2012
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