Tagged: India

Solar Impulse 2 is Half Way Home

A pair of audacious explorers are redefining some long-held assumptions about the efficiency and endurance of airplanes. Swiss entrepreneurs Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have reached the midpoint of the first “around the world flight without fuel”, powered only...

Mirage 2000 family in France from Peter Boschert

France is well versed with the technology of modern combat aircraft; lately they’ve produced delta-winged jets, very often with only one engine. If you look at accident statistics, then you’ll agree how well this concept works. The Mirage 2000 was a further development...

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.