The June TFF meeting will be Thursday, June 30th at the Sheprock Hanger at 121 Municipal Drive, Nampa (KMAN). Potluck Dinner at 1830, general business at 1900 and our speaker to follow soon after.
Ben Cook is a pilot for Delta Air Lines, a retired USAF F-15C driver and Squadron Commander with over 20 years flying the F-15 all over the world. He is active in general aviation, currently flying his 1968 Bonanza 36 and is building a Murphy Moose. Ben also flies warbirds (T-6, Stearman and B-24) for the Commemorative Air Force as well as for several museums. He is an active CFII who’s primary student is his 4-year old daughter Zena.
Ben graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1995-1999 with a BS in Computer Science on an AFROTC scholarship, and was commissioned on graduation day (Dec 1999). He started Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus AFB, MS in September 2000, and graduated 28 Sept 2001. He’s had combat deployments to Saudi Arabia in 2002, Turkey 2003 and Afghanistan 2011. He transitioned from Active Duty to the LA ANG in September 2011. Ben started flying for Delta Airlines in November of 2014, and began flying for Southern Heritage Air Foundation in 2015, followed by flights for the Commemorative Air Force in 2018. He retired from the USAF/ANG Jan 2021, and moved back to Idaho 2021.