Vt. fighter pilot takes last flight

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) It was just another day in the office for Lieutenant Colonel Terry Moultroup. The Green Mountain Boy prepped his F-16 for take-off like he has done for nearly 37 years.

"I've been flying basically my entire adult life," said Moultroup.

The 56-year-old said he's been at it longer than 99% of military pilots and said it never gets old.

"It's basically a thrill every time," said Moultroup.

Moultroup has had quite the career, putting in over 4,800 hours, equaling about 30 week in the air.

"There has been a lot of water under the bridge," said Moultroup.

We introduced you to Moultroup on September 11th of last year as the nation recalled the 15th anniversary of the 2001 terrorists attacks.

"There's a little bit of regret that there was loss of life and an attack upon America and we didn't stop it," said Moultroup.

He was one of the Vermont Air National Guard pilots who responded to New York City. But as his cockpit closed Saturday afternoon, Moultroup said a chapter in his life is also coming to an end.

"I don't think it has really hit home yet," said Moultroup.

He's hanging up his pilot hat for retirement.

"It's be a change but it is time for the younger generation to take over anyway." Moultroup said.

He took off one last time, bringing a close to a 36 year career.

"I'm sure that there will be some withdrawal, initially," said Moultroup.