Sad day for the F15E community

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  1. Pima

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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    A toast...
     
  3. Pima

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    http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_20288915/air-force-pilot-from-vacaville-dies-crash

    Capt. Francis D. Imlay was approximately 15 miles from the unidentified base he had been deployed to when his F-15E Strike Eagle crashed around 8:06 a.m., Air Force officials reported.

    Known by fellow servicemen as "Piston," the 31-year-old "will be remembered most as a loving husband and father" by his wife and two children, ages 2 and 4, an Air Force spokesman said.

    Raised in a military family, Imlay lived all over the world and graduated from England's Lakenheath High School in 1998, authorities said.

    He joined the Air Force in 2004 after graduating from Auburn University, where he was a distinguished graduate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Imlay served as an instructor pilot at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and later began the almost two-year training to become a F-15E pilot.

    After his class of 23 graduated at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Imlay was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base in October 2010, where he had been stationed since as an F-15E flight lead. Imlay logged more than 2,500 hours of flying time in the T-37, T-38, T-6 and F-15E.
     
  4. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Let's keep the family in our hearts and minds.

    A toast...
     
  5. bugsy

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    I deployed 2 safety investigators yesterday to the site.

    Prayers to the family and sorry for the loss to the dark grey community
     

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