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About O.C. Hope
For nine years, O.C. flew all types of F-4s (except RFs), completing the Air Force Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis AFB in February of 1973. He has been a flight instructor of one type or another pretty much continually since that time. He transitioned to the AF Reserves and the F-105 at Hill AFB, Utah in 1978, and went to work as a pilot for Continental Airlines that same year. At Continental, he flew as Second Officer, First Officer, and Captain of the B-727, and Captain of the DC-9, A-300, and B-737. His last nine years before mandatory retirement were spent working as an Instructor, Check Airman and FAA Airline Pilot Designated Examiner for the Boeing 737. With retirement looming, O.C. completed his CFII & MEI, bought a couple planes and a couple simulators to kick off his third flying career as a GA instructor. Currently he is the Curator/Administrator of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame.
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