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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.

Aaron Tippin at Sun n Fun

Sun n Fun is a great air show. I’m spending the day wandering the grounds, taking pictures and talking.  When I go to a show, I rarely know what I’m going to write about, ...

Red Flag 13-3

Red Flag 13-3 was held at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada, from Feb. 25 to March 15, 2013. While twenty-nine different countries have participated in Red Flag exercises since 1975, this particular...

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