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Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Butler, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from an F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Butler is a native from St. Louis, Missouri, and is now attending technical training at Sheppard. In this block he learns how to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Butler, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from an F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Butler is a native from St. Louis, Missouri, and is now attending technical training at Sheppard. In this block he learns how to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Jack Williams, an M1 Support Service senior corrosion control specialist, applies decals on the underside of a T-6 Texan II at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 19, 2019. The 89th Flying Training Squadron was originally the 89th Fighter Squadron that fell under the 80th Pursuit Group in the early years of World War II. The color scheme was used on the P-40 Warhawk in the Pacific Theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

From right, Airman Michael Chepel, Airman 1st Class Ethan Gray and Airman 1st Class Matthew Stewart, 361st Training Squadron apprentice course students, look at their training objectives at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Sheppard AFB is one of the largest training bases the Air Force has, and with so many Airmen going in and out it allows Americans from all around the states to work together for one mission and build comradery. You could see that in the picture as Chepel is from Graham, Washington, Gray is from Atlanta, Georgia, and Stewart is from Mansfield, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

From right, Airman Michael Chepel, Airman 1st Class Ethan Gray and Airman 1st Class Matthew Stewart, 361st Training Squadron apprentice course students, look at their training objectives at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Sheppard AFB is one of the largest training bases the Air Force has, and with so many Airmen going in and out it allows Americans from all around the states to work together for one mission and build comradery. You could see that in the picture as Chepel is from Graham, Washington, Gray is from Atlanta, Georgia, and Stewart is from Mansfield, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman Alex Volpe, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from a F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Volpe is a native to Canton, Ohio, and is attending technical training at Sheppard AFB. In this block of training he is learning how to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. The first step to removing it, is removing the safety wires which is used to secure most parts on the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman Alex Volpe, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from a F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Volpe is a native to Canton, Ohio, and is attending technical training at Sheppard AFB. In this block of training he is learning how to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. The first step to removing it, is removing the safety wires which is used to secure most parts on the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Jack Williams, an M1 Support Service senior corrosion control specialist, applies light touch ups to the side of a T-6 Texan II at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 19, 2019. Sheppard AFB is home to the 89th Flying Training Squadron Flying Banshees. In 1943, the group, then known as the Burma Banshees, kept supply lines open to China while clearing the way for allied forces to sweep the Japanese from Northern Burma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Butler, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from a F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Butler is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is attending technical training school at Sheppard AFB. In this block of training he is learning to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. The students complete these tasks over and over as it helps them understand the engine as well as teaches them to identify faults and discrepancies during an inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Butler, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, removes safety wires from a F110 turbine engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Butler is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is attending technical training school at Sheppard AFB. In this block of training he is learning to remove and re-install the fuel nozzle section of the engine. The students complete these tasks over and over as it helps them understand the engine as well as teaches them to identify faults and discrepancies during an inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

From left, Airman 1st Class Ethan Gray, Airman 1st Class Matthew Stewart and Airman Michael Chepel, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course students, carry a F110 turbine engine part while their instructor supervises at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. The students are tearing down a high pressure turbine and will re-install all the parts after. This process lets students understand the engine better as well as let them identify faults if the engine was assembled incorrectly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

From left, Airman 1st Class Ethan Gray, Airman 1st Class Matthew Stewart and Airman Michael Chepel, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course students, carry a F110 turbine engine part while their instructor supervises at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. The students are tearing down a high pressure turbine and will re-install all the parts after. This process lets students understand the engine better as well as let them identify faults if the engine was assembled incorrectly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman 1st Class Rylee Johnson, front, and Airman 1st Class Jeremy Barnes, 361st Training Squadron aerospace apprentice course students, work on a T-56 turboprop engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Barnes and Johnson are removing and re-installing a reduction gearbox. The gearbox reduces the engines RPM from 13820 to 1020, as the engine is a jet engine modified to have a propeller attached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Airman 1st Class Rylee Johnson, front, and Airman 1st Class Jeremy Barnes, 361st Training Squadron aerospace apprentice course students, work on a T-56 turboprop engine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Barnes and Johnson are removing and re-installing a reduction gearbox. The gearbox reduces the engines RPM from 13820 to 1020, as the engine is a jet engine modified to have a propeller attached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Jack Williams, an M1 Support Service senior corrosion control specialist, removes tape after painting a T-6 Texan II at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 19, 2019. The color scheme on the T-6 was changed to represent the 89th Flying Training Squadron’s heritage. In five days the aircraft was completely repainted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

Airman 1st Class Rylee Johnson, left, and Senior Airman Enrique Yanez, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course students, look at their training objectives at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Johnson and Yanez's objective for this day is to remove and re-install a T-56 turboprop engine's reduction gearbox, which helps the engine reduce the RPM to accommodate a propeller. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)
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Airman 1st Class Rylee Johnson, left, and Senior Airman Enrique Yanez, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course students, look at their training objectives at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 18, 2019. Johnson and Yanez's objective for this day is to remove and re-install a T-56 turboprop engine's reduction gearbox, which helps the engine reduce the RPM to accommodate a propeller. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Birds have wings, and that's cool... But we have giant F110 turbofan engines capable of having 13,820 rpm and if you want to, attach a propeller onto it AND we have trained professionals to work on it... checkmate birds.