ANG Team Winners: Air Force Flying Competitions
|1958||William Tell (note 1)||125th FIG/Florida||F-86D|
|1963||William Tell||146th FIS/Pennsylvania||F-102A|
|1970||William Tell||119th TFG/North Dakota||F-101B|
|1970||William Tell||148th TFG/Minnesota||F-102A|
|1972||William Tell||119th TFG/North Dakota||F-101B|
|1972||William Tell||115th TFG/Wisconsin||F-102A|
|1974||William Tell||101st TFG/Maine||F-101B|
|1974||William Tell||124th FIG/Idaho||F-102A|
|1974||William Tell||120th FIG/Montana||F-106A|
|1976||William Tell||142nd FIG/Oregon||F-101B|
|1976||William Tell||120th FIG/Montana||F-106A|
|1978||William Tell||147th FIG/Texas||F-101B|
|1980||William Tell||147th FIG/Texas||F-101B|
|1980||William Tell||144th FIW/California||F-106A|
|1981||Gunsmoke (note 2)||140th TFW/Colorado||A-7D|
|1984||William Tell||142nd FIG/Oregon||F-4C|
|1984||William Tell||177th FIG/New Jersey||F-106A|
|1986||William Tell||119th FIG/North Dakota||F-4D|
|1986||Reconnaissance Air Meet (RAM) (note 3)||152nd TRG/Nevada||RF-4C|
|1986||Rodeo (note 4)||145th TAG/North Carolina||C-130B|
|1989||Gunsmoke||169th TFG/South Carolina||F-16A/B|
|1994||William Tell||119th FIG/North Dakota||F-16A|
Note 1 - William Tell is the Air Force's air to air weapons meet.
It began in 1954 and is normally conducted
every two years. No competitions were conducted from 1966 to 1969 and in 1990. The naming of an overall winner began in 1980. Starting in 1996, teams stopped competing as units, instead they represented major commands, the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard, and foreign air forces.
Note 2 - Gunsmoke is the Air Force's air-to-surface gunnery meet for conventional weapons. It began in 1949 and is usually held every two years. No competitions were conducted during 1951-1953 and 1964-1980. Bomber crews participated for the first time in 1993.
Note 3 - The RAM was conducted by the Tactical Air Command for U.S. and allied reconnaissance units in 1986, 1988, and 1990.
Note 4 - Rodeo is the U.S. Transportation Command's biennial airlift and air refueling competition. Formerly an Air Mobility Command competition, it was first conducted in 1962. There were no competitions during 1965-1968, 1973-1978, 1988, and 1991. It is open to teams from the USAF, the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard, and allied nations.