Military: Air Force 1st Lt. Matthew E. Swaby

Air Force 1st Lt. Matthew E. Swaby has earned silver pilot's wings after completing the Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Program at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla.

The student completed 190 flying hours in either the T-37, T-38, or T-1A aircraft, 62 flight simulator hours, 342 academic hours, 105 officer training hours, and weather training for flight plans, and the fundamentals of aircraft handling, instrumentation, formation, and night flying.

At the end of the training, the officer received an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force, competent and qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities thereof.

Swaby is the son of Clifford and Sandra Swaby of Flagstaff, Ariz.

He is a 2002 graduate of Flagstaff High School and a 2006 graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott.


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