Moody Pilots take 81st FS A-10s on Final Flight

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff, gives a thumbs up during a preflight inspection at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Hogan was part of a two man Moody crew, which delivered A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff, gives a thumbs up during a preflight inspection at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Hogan was part of a two man Moody crew, which delivered A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff, walks across the flight line at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Hogan flew the 81st Fighter Squadron’s flagship A-10C Thunderbolt II Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. where it will replace a retiring aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff, walks across the flight line at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Hogan flew the 81st Fighter Squadron’s flagship A-10C Thunderbolt II Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. where it will replace a retiring aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

Eight A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, stopped at Moody AFB, Ga., en route to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2013. Two Moody pilots and six Davis-Monthan pilots flew the aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB where they will replace retiring aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

Eight A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, stopped at Moody AFB, Ga., en route to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2013. Two Moody pilots and six Davis-Monthan pilots flew the aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB where they will replace retiring aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan returns a customary salute after being marshaled off the parking ramp at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Ground crew members salute to signify transfer of control over the aircraft to the pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan returns a customary salute after being marshaled off the parking ramp at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Ground crew members salute to signify transfer of control over the aircraft to the pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

The 81st Fighter Squadron’s flagship A-10C Thunderbolt II undergoes routine preflight inspection prior to being relocated at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff and former 81st FS pilot, flew the aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. where it will replace a similar aircraft destined for the boneyard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

The 81st Fighter Squadron’s flagship A-10C Thunderbolt II undergoes routine preflight inspection prior to being relocated at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 23d Wing director of staff and former 81st FS pilot, flew the aircraft to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. where it will replace a similar aircraft destined for the boneyard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)