Fini flights: Flying Razorbacks touch down for last time

Lt. Col. Tim Eddins, Lt. Col. Rod Vongrote, Lt. Col. Parker Pennings and Lt. Col. Mark Isenhower logged their fini flights June 12. The four 188th Fighter Wing A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots recently retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard. Collectively, the foursome accumulated 107 years of experience and logged more than 12,500 flight hours. Isenhower retired Sept. 30 after flying the F-4 Phantom, F-16 Falcon, A-10, T-38 and T-37 during his 29-year career. Eddins retired Aug. 9 after flying the F-16, A-10, T-38 and T-37 during his 32-year career. Pennings retired Aug. 12 and flew the F-16, A-10 and T-38 during his 24-year career. Vongrote’s 22-year career was spent flying the F-16, A-10 and T-38. (National Guard photo by Senior Airman Hannah Landeros/188th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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