Final flight for 932nd Airlift Wing pilot

With a light drizzle of rain falling, clouds started to part and blue sky peeked through, as Lt. Col. Robert Witzel piloted the C-40 aircraft back from his last flight on June 23, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Colonel Witzel had previously held a special ceremony during the drill weekend, but this was his actual last day in the cockpit flying. Colonel Witzel retires as the Chief of Tactics, 932nd Operations Support Flight, 73rd Airlift Squadron, under the 932nd Airlift Wing. He is a command pilot with more than 8,500 flying hours in several aircraft including the C-141, the C-9 and finally the C-40C plane belonging to the Illinois wing, which is aligned under 22nd Air Force, and the Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

PHOTO BY: Paregien
VIRIN: 170624-F-IR989-023.JPG
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