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ANG Team Winners:  Air Force Flying Competitions

YEAR COMPETITION UNIT/STATE AIRCRAFT
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
1990 RAM 152nd TRG/Nevada RF-4C
1991 Gunsmoke 175th TFG/Maryland A-10A
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.