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AFSOC vice commander completes 'fini' flight

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to fly his final flight as an active duty member in an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. Haase is scheduled to retire on April 10, after 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to fly his final flight as an active duty member in an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. Haase is scheduled to retire on April 10, after 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Nathan Eaton, left, a pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, walks with Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, to an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft before Haase’s final flight at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as AFSOC’s vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement, April 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Nathan Eaton, left, a pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, walks with Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, to an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft before Haase’s final flight at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as AFSOC’s vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement, April 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, flies a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during his “Fini” flight  over Eglin Range, Fla., March 24, 2017. During his 34 years of service, Haase has flown more than 3,500 flying hours in the UH-1N twin huey helicopter, HH-60G and MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, HC-130 Combat King, MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II, C-130E and CV-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, flies a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during his “Fini” flight over Eglin Range, Fla., March 24, 2017. During his 34 years of service, Haase has flown more than 3,500 flying hours in the UH-1N twin huey helicopter, HH-60G and MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, HC-130 Combat King, MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II, C-130E and CV-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, left, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, is greeted by family and friends, after Haase’s final flight before his retirement at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as the AFSOC vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement ceremony, April 10.

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, left, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, is greeted by family and friends, after Haase’s final flight before his retirement at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as the AFSOC vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement ceremony, April 10.

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, left, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, is greeted by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of AFSOC, after Haase’s final flight before his retirement at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as the AFSOC vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement ceremony, April 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, left, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, is greeted by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of AFSOC, after Haase’s final flight before his retirement at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Haase has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in his career and served as the AFSOC vice commander for the past 30 months before his retirement ceremony, April 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command flew his 'fini' flight in a CV-22 Osprey here March 24, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase will culminate 34 years of service in a retirement ceremony April 10. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. His final mission included low-level pass and aerial refueling by an MC-130H Combat Talon II.

He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours in a variety of aircraft, including the CV-22 Osprey and the MH-53 Pavelow helicopter.