Reputation and Trust

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Into whose hands would you place trust and risk your life? Military service members deal with this question every day. There is one community of US Air Force aircraft aircrew members all over the world trust with their lives to. Why? Crews flying these two jets have the reputation of ALWAYS being at the right place and right time, but more importantly where they need to go when things go bad. They have saved countless lives and millions of dollars of equipment during wartime. On two occasions fighter pilots accepted a greater amount of risk during complex missions because they trusted the reputation of a community flying a 60-year-old jet and its crews. The same is true for this old jet’s younger Big Sister.

This episode is sponsored by the book Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit found on Amazon in all four formats.

You can have the two fighter jets spoken of for the walls of your home. office, or hanger in four, six, and eight-foot-long graphics which can be peeled off and stuck to a wall or framed. Wall Pilot’s graphics a printed on vinyl with a sticky backing. The 17th Tac Fighter Squadron “Hooters” F-16C can be found at: 

And the VFA-87 War Party F-18C Hornet can be found at:

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Mark Hasara

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P.S. — If you’re reading my book Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit, I’d really love to hear your thoughts in a review on Amazon here, I read them all.

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