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Air Force pilot is the first to log 5,000 flight hours in a B-1B

The B-1 is expected to remain in service until 2040. Boeing is helping make this happen by fully modifying the bomber fleet.

Lt. Col. Tim Schepper has flown B-1B Lancers for 22 years. He has spent 208 days in B-1 cockpits becoming the first pilot to surpass the 5,000 flight hour plateau.

The achievement did not go unrecognized. At Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Lt. Col. Schepper was welcomed back from a nine-month deployment that pushed him over the 5,000 hour mark by being properly hosed down by the Ellsworth fire department and his family.

Check out the video to meet Lt. Col. Schepper and to hear about his remarkable achievement.

 

 

 

Bt. Col. Tim Schepper maneuvers his B-1B into place at Ellwsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota as his family looks on

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Lt. Col. Tim Schepper maneuvers his B-1B into place at Ellwsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota as his family looks on anxiously waiting to reunite following his deployment.