Color pencil on standard 11×17 paper sprayed with lacquer finish.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH – May 2, 2008
An Air Force Reserve pilot assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing made
history today as he became the only pilot to amass
6,000 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Lt. Col. Michael “Brillo” Brill hit the 6,000-hour mark
in a combat mission out of Balad Air Base, Iraq, where he has
been deployed since late March. Brill was also the first pilot to
reach 5,000 flying hours in the F-16 in November 2002 and 4,000
flying hours in the F-16 in August 1998. He holds the world
record as the most experienced F-16 pilot among the 24 countries
that fly F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.