First Lt. Alicea Prepares for Flight

First Lt. Rafael Alicea, 434th FTS T-6 programmer and instructor pilot, reaches for the harness as he prepares to fly a T-6A Texan II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 1, 2018. According to Alicea, in the beginning of their training, most students do not have the ability to perform basic flying tasks, but by the end of the program they are able to perform while flying within 10 feet from another aircraft in formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Anne McCready
VIRIN: 180301-F-JI530-036.JPG
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