Fighter Pilot Traditions: The Roof Stomp
An article out of Mountain Home AFB assures the world that the time honored tradition of the roof stomp (literally) is alive and well. The article talks about a commander moving on from command, and the way he was received by his unit two years ago:
Lt. Col Gary Marlowe, 389th Fighter Squadron commander is initiated as the new commander with a roof stomp June 2015, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
That’s LtCol Gary “Ziggy” Marlowe, a name which carries on another tradition, for those old enough to catch the association. (Those who aren’t can probably figure it out with Google.)
Read about some other fighter pilot traditions:
Naming / Callsigns
Burning the Piano
Fighter Pilot Traditions at NASA and United Airlines
The Doofer Book
Hat in the Freezer
Fighter Pilot Songs
Solo dunk — in missionary aviation
Read about more fighter pilot traditions here.