Lt. Col. Fred "Spanky" Clifton is an active-duty, career USAF Fighter Pilot.
Spanky started his flying career in the F-15 Eagle and was chosen
to fly the F-5E Tiger II in one of the USAF's elite Aggressor Squadrons.
He later transitioned to the F-16 Falcon and graduated from the prestigious
Fighter Weapons School. He became the first American fighter pilot
to serve in an operational MiG Squadron when he served as an exchange
pilot in Germany's MiG-29 Squadron.
He holds an LOOA from the FAA, authorizing him to provide L-39 checkout
flights and to teach others to fly the L-39. He has more than 4000
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