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Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Three

PART 3: Critical Decisions and Events of the Mid-1980s. I was an F-14 RIO who joined my first Fleet fighter squadron in 1981. In 1982 I attended the Topgun class as a student (by then it was five weeks), and in 1984 I was selected to return as an instructor. The following events and decisions occurred during my time as an instructor and contributed to Topgun’s evolution and continued validity.

TF-51D Galveston Gal Lost

About noon on October 23, 2013, TF-51D N4151D Serial 44-73458 of the Lone Star Flight Museum crashed into a bay near Houston Texas.  It had been on a pleasure flight taking a British tourist...

Dawn Blitz 2013 – Air Assault

It’s was a bright typical summer day at Camp Pendleton in sunny Southern California. The Dawn Blitz 2013 Exercise has been taking place since early June. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational exercise that...

Força Aérea Portuguesa

The history of the Força Aérea Portuguesa (FAP – Portuguese Air Force) goes back to 1911 when a balloon company was founded. The first aircraft did not arrive till the early twenties but during...

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