Pilots engage in Independent Pilot Off-station Procedures (IPOP) at Nellis AFB

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Zach Saunders, F-35 division commander assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, performs post-flight checks on the tires of an F-35 Lightning II as part of independent pilot off-station procedures (IPOP) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 1, 2024. Participating in IPOP allows pilots the opportunity to learn maintenance and refueling techniques, extending operational range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brianna Vetro)