Being a fighter pilot is a privilege and an honor. It is fun and it is stressful. And the difference between a bunch of guys who fly fighters and a group of shit hot fighter pilots flying in the world’s best fighter squadron is camaraderie. And I can’t think of any better way to build camaraderie than by singin’ songs, drinkin’ booze, and telling stories at the bar on Fridays. ~ Chris Kurek, founding member of the band “Dos Gringos”
For us old guys: We can’t be hanging around the Ops Counter or standing in the bar killing watches much anymore. The Association is one way we can at least keep getting a taste of the best days of our flying lives.
For you young guys: You won’t be flying Vipers for ever. Think about it.