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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.

Juniper Stallion 13

Juniper Stallion 13 and Noble Melinda 13 were bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Israeli air forces respectively. The exercises took place as part of regularly scheduled training between USA and Israel. Juniper Stallion...

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