Tagged: F-15

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 13 was a combined, bilateral...

50th Anniversary Abbotsford Air Show!

It was August 11th and 12th 1962 when the very first airplanes took to the skies at Abbotsford International for an airshow. Fifty years later the show goes on, attracting demo teams from around the world to perform at...

The 2012 Great New England Air Show

The Great New England Air Show, held at western Massachusetts’ Westover Air Reserve Base, was a salute to the Greatest Generation… those American men and women who came of age during the time between the Great Depression and the...

Colonel (Ret.) Gaillard “Evil” Peck – Bio

Colonel Gail Peck was born at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the 1st son of Air Corps Lt Gaillard and Lois Peck. He was raised in the military attending school in occupied Japan and the...