A doctor in the sky sets a record


Just before his retirement, Col. Donald Majercik decided he wanted to hit a milestone.

Majercik, a flight surgeon with the Vermont Air National Guard, on Nov. 29 reached a first for flight surgeons in the Air Force, he flew his 1,000th hour.

Flight surgeons in the Air Force have to log flight hours as a part of their aerospace medicine practice, according to the Air Force release. Majercik, however, is different. Most surgeons do not fly near as many hours, and especially not in a fighter like the F-16.

“I wanted to do something special before I left the Guard,” Majercik said in the release.

The doctor, an avid civilian pilot, reached the milestone during a flight on Nov. 29, with family and friends waiting for him on the ground at the Burlington International Airport.


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