This pencil rendering depicts two F-16 "Falcons" of the 16th T.F.T.S., 388th T.F.W., based at Hill AFB, Utah. This squadron has the task of training new pilots in the F-16. This also includes the training of instructors for checkouts of future pilots in such basics as ground support tactics, weapons delivery, and aerial combat maneuvering (ACM). My work shows the "Falcons" breaking for ACM, each equipped with a captive AIM-9 "Sidewinder" heat-seeking missile. In the back seat of the F-16B in the foreground is my friend, Wayne Holum, an instructor with teh 16th T.F.T.S. I met Wayne when we were stationed together operating F-4's with the 57th F.I.S. in Keflavik, Iceland. After a two year tour as an A.L.O. with U.S. Army Rangers at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He received his first choice of assignments: F-16's at Hill AFB. I think I was just as happy about the assignment as he was! I feel I would be hard pressed to find a better example of prime "fighter pilot" material, although I'm doubly sure there are many others who could stand the same ground. I wanted to depict modern warriors pitting their skill aginast one anotehr in preparation for a battle I pray will never come. I feel fairly satisfied with teh end result of my efforts.