XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Dale Hupe

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  • By Senior Airman Anne McCready
  • 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
First Lt. Dale Hupe, 87th Flying Training Squadron flight standardization and evaluation monitor/instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, the week of May 26, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. Hupe devised a formal training plan for every non-flying day in order to continue meeting the demands of Phase Three Student Undergraduate Pilot Training. He spearheaded the recording of more than 15 hours of flight room academics, created 21 online exams, and hosted more than 11 hours of virtual briefings and emergency procedure training for eight students--all while maintaining the formal foundation that is usually built with daily student-instructor interaction in a flight room environment. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman Anne McCready)