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Washington, D.C. The U.S. Weather Bureau station at the National Airport. Weather information is essential to all aircraft pilots. Here the forecaster is shown discussing the type of weather the pilots may encounter on their proposed flights

Washington, D.C. The U.S. Weather Bureau station at the National Airport. Weather information is essential to all aircraft pilots. Here the forecaster is shown discussing the type of weather the pilots may encounter on their proposed flights

Washington, D.C. The U.S. Weather Bureau station at the National Airport. Weather information is essential to all aircraft pilots. Here the forecaster is shown discussing the type of weather the pilots may encounter on their proposed flights

Washington, D.C. The U.S. Weather Bureau station at the National Airport. Weather information is essential to all aircraft pilots. Here the forecaster is shown discussing the type of weather the pilots may encounter on their proposed flights

LT. A.A. Perfect briefs F-111 aircraft pilots from the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing on flying procedures. The Strike Command Bombing Competition is held between the United States and Royal Air Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Jim L. Ridenour, left, commander, 24th Composite Squadron, briefs O-2A aircraft pilots on the day's flight schedule during the AHUAS TARA II (BIG PINE) training exercise

A-37 Dragonfly aircraft pilots discuss the flight plan prior to boarding their aircraft during Exercise AIR WARRIOR

SSGT Hugh McCloskey, non-commissioned officer in charge of the survival equipment section of the 17th Field Maintenance Squadron, inspects a parachute used by TR-1 aircraft pilots of the 17th Reconnaissance Wing

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Mark Dimalanta, from the 363rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, prepares tubes of food for U-2 aircraft pilots to consume during flights. SSGT Dimalanta is part of the coalition force here to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, a military effort to enforce the no-fly and no-drive zone in Southern Iraq

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Chuck Diven and USAF MAJ Julie Kruse, E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft Pilots assigned to the 970th Expeditionary Air Borne Control Squadron, board their aircraft to perform pre-flight inspections before launch a mission from Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ryan McDonald (left) and USAF SSGT Scott Lorincz, 100th Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, set up an AN/TMQ-53 Tactical Meteorological Observing System (TMOS). The system provides weather data which is relayed to flight operations and transmitted to the aircraft pilots

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Scott Lorincz, 100th Operation Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, collects weather data from the AN/TMQ-53 Tactical Meteorological Observing System (TMOS). The data is relayed to flight operations and transmitted to the aircraft pilots

A quartet of Yak-50 aircraft pilots demonstrate formation flying at the 2007 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show on Feb. 24, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Annette Spurgeon) (Released)

A quartet of Yak-50 aircraft pilots demonstrate formation flying at the 2007 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show on Feb. 24, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Annette Spurgeon) (Released)

A quartet of Yak-50 aircraft pilots demonstrate formation flying at the 2007 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show on Feb. 24, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Annette Spurgeon) (Released)

Sailor uses his in-helmet microphone to communicate with the aircraft pilots and on-ground controllers during the Big Kanagawa Rescue exercise.

Sailors assigned to various commands practice signaling aircraft pilots during a Landing Signalman Enlisted course.