Maj. Zane Taylor is the Right Wing Pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 3 jet. He is a 2010 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he majored in Systems Engineering. Throughout school he played football, baseball and track. He is a car enthusiast and enjoys golfing, snowboarding, boating, scuba diving and hiking in his spare time. Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, he served as an F-16 evaluator pilot, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. He has logged more than 1,700 flight hours, including more than 280 combat hours over Iraq and Syria in support of Operations Inherent Resolve. He is in his second season with the team and hails from Orlando, Fla.
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