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52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, piloted by Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, taxis toward a hardened aircraft shelter during Clark's fini-flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 13, 2019. Clark's family, friends and colleagues showed up to watch his last flight at Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)

52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

U.S. Air Force Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, smiles at his family before exiting his F-16 Fighting Falcon after a fini-flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 13, 2019. Clark's family, friends and colleagues greeted Clark in front of a hardened aircraft shelter after his final flight at Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)

52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly over Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, and guests attending his fini-flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 13, 2019. Fini-flights are a tradition dating back to World War II and marks the last flight of the pilot's assignment or career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)

52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

Children of U.S. Air Force Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, spray him with water after his fini-flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 13, 2019. Family, friends and colleagues came out for the celebration that marked Clark's final flight at the 52nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)

52nd FW vice commander takes final flight at Spangdahlem

U.S. Air Force Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, writes down remarks in a logbook from his F-16 Fighting Falcon fini-flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 13, 2019. The fini-flight ceremony included Clark's family, friends and colleagues and celebrated his final flight at Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --