An F-16, flown by Florida Makos climbs out over the upper Florida Keys. The 93d Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the Makos, is part of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 482d Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.
Originally formed in June 1943 during WWII as the 93d Troop Carrier Squadron, the squadron participated on the Western Front flying Douglas C-47 Skytrains dropping paratroopers and releasing gliders during Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden and the Siege of Bastogne before being inactivated in June 1946. The Makos were reactivated as a reserve squadron in June 1949, which they continue to be as of 2019.
This fabulous print by Sam Lyons shows the aircraft in compelling perspective with the Florida Keys in the background.
The Limited Edition 16″ x 16″ prints are available in edition sizes of 200 Signed & Numbered and 20 Artist Proofs.