Brian bishop usaf thunderbird pilot
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Item number : 96
Reference : DRF 73041
Type : Complete figures
Nationality : USA
Period : Modern
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"Brian Bishop" USAF Thunderbird Pilot
This great 12" version of the real Brian Bishop was made using the actual equipment from the USAF Thunderbirds! Each item was painstakingly recreated to give you the most detailed 12" Thunderbirds pilot on the market!
The Real Brian Bishop:
Colonel Bishop entered the Air Force in 1981 from the Ohio University Reserve Officer Training Corps. Before his assignment to the team, Colonel Bishop served as operations officer for the 549th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He is a Fighter Weapons School graduate with more than 2,800 hours in the OV-10 and F-16A/C. Colonel Bishop calls Marietta, Ga. home. He is married to the former Lillian Gonzales of San Diego, Calif. They have two sons, Harrison and Walker.
Bachelor of business administration degree in management, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
1991 USAF F-16 Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
1991 Squadron Officer School by correspondence
1994 Master's degree in aeronautical science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1996 Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, Norfolk, Va.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,900
Aircraft flown: OV-10, F-16A/C
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant June 13, 1980
First Lieutenant Dec. 1, 1982
Captain Dec. 1, 1984
Major Feb. 1, 1992
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 1, 1997
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal