Capt. William Reed, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, clocked his 5,000th flight hour during a flight on a E-2D at NAS Norfolk on May 19.
He is the only Hawkeye pilot currently on active duty to fly 5,000 flight hours.
“It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, you’re always training,” said Reed. “It’s a thrilling job, flying around the aircraft carrier in a big plan.”
Reed will step down as CAG of CVW-7 in July.