122nd Fighter Wing Completes 500 Flying Hours In A-10 Thunderbolt II

By Maureen Mespell

Credit: SSgt Stephen Bush

The 122nd Fighter Wing has its first A-10 Thunderbolt II commonly known as the "Warthog" complete Phase Maintenance, a complete overhaul of an aircraft, where items are thoroughly checked, replaced, and repaired. This is the first of the aircraft to receive this level of maintenance since converting to the A-10 platform earlier this year. The work is done by a team of specialists to quickly bring the aircraft up to operational readiness. Indiana Air National Guard photo by SSgt Stephen Bush (RELEASED)

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    The 122nd Fighter Wing has its first A-10 Thunderbolt II commonly known as the "Warthog" complete Phase Maintenance, a complete overhaul of an aircraft, where items are thoroughly checked, replaced, and repaired. This is the first of the aircraft to receive this level of maintenance since converting to the A-10 platform earlier this year. The work is done by a team of specialists to quickly bring the aircraft up to operational readiness. Master Sgt. Dee Schwarzkopf, Phase Team Work Lead of the 122nd Maintenance Group signs the final form to bring the jet out of Phase. Indiana Air National Guard photo by SSgt Stephen Bush (RELEASED)

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July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The 122nd Fighter Wing completed the first comprehensive inspection and repair of the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The inspection and repair of the aircraft is preformed every 500 flying hours and includes the aircraft systems and parts needing scheduled maintenance. Total time for the inspection and repair was forty working days. The A-10 flew three missions after inspection and repair and is “CODE 1” Fully Mission Capable.




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