Air Force Chief of Staff Gets Hosed
General Norton Schwartz recently took his final flight in the US Air Force, known traditionally as a “fini flight,” and he was greeted in the traditional manner, by his wife and a fire hose:
“Fini flights” have sometimes become common place, even occurring as a pilot moves from one flying assignment to another in the same airframe. There is something special, though, to a true fini flight that caps a nearly four decade career.
General Schwartz is scheduled to retire later this year. General Mark Welsh has been nominated to replace him.