Tagged: Simulation

5ship

NAS Oceana Air Show 2014

With no military air shows last year, fans were anxiously awaiting 2014. Absence seems to make the heart grow fonder. NAS Oceana, VA is not just a weekend air show but rather a week-long...

f-18-simulator

Teaching and Keeping the Edge

While nothing can match actual aerial combat, or even just normal flight time for a Marine fighter pilot, modern technology can lend a helping hand in keeping these Marines trained and ready for any...

Baranek 3a

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.

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