Wilson completes final flight in Kentucky Air Guard C-130

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Lt. Col. Scott Wilson, a C-130 pilot in the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing, completed his final, or "fini," flight in the Hercules transport aircraft here Nov. 20.

Wilson, who has served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard for 26 years, is set to retire Jan 31.

The pilot's wife and colleagues marked the occasion by dousing Wilson with water and champagne as he exited the aircraft.

Fini flight celebrations are an old tradition in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Their origins can be traced back at least as far as the Vietnam War, when Airmen would hose down a pilot each time he completed 100 combat missions.