"One of the trickiest things I found coming to the F-22 from the Typhoon was thinking fifth-gen. I didn't appreciate that until I started flying the F-22. I'd worked with the Raptor on numerous occasions in the past on joint exercises and I had a good appreciation of how they worked. However, what I … [Read more...] about Sharing Information with the Formation
You already know that one of the biggest reasons that physical requirements are so important in your quest to become a fighter pilot is because of the high G-forces that you subject yourself to when flying high speed air combat maneuvers. If you’ve ever ridden the “Gravitron” at the carnival, you … [Read more...] about High G Environment- Start Preparing NOW!
U.S. Air Force test pilots and engineers are currently wrapping up testing and development on the F-15SA Super Eagle to be delivered to the air forces in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The F-15SA combines features of the F-15E Strike Eagle with others of the F-15SE Silent Eagle. These new F-15SA models … [Read more...] about F-15SA- Keeping up with the latest
I can remember when I was a kid watching the Top Gun movie, seeing Maverick and Goose struggle to keep up with Jester- who was flying the agile A-4 Skyhawk- in their big, hunky & junky F-14 Tomcat. I thought to myself then, “Wow! TOP GUN must be a tough school. If these students can learn to … [Read more...] about T-38’s Getting Creative When They’re Behind the Curve
One of the toughest lessons that the U.S. military learned during the Vietnam War was what could happen if you allow yourself to get complacent, which can very easily happen when you've got the latest and greatest aircraft, equipment, and weapons. The early model F-4 Phantom II's didn't even have … [Read more...] about A Projection of Power…and Success