Thursday, April 7, 2016

On the Deck


For John, BLUFThe thing is, you have to train for both.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From the web magazine War on the Rocks we have Air Force Colonel Mike Pietrucha and "REDISCOVERING LOW ALTITUDE:  GETTING PAST THE AIR FORCE’S OVERCOMMITMENT TO STEALTH".

Ah, the never ending argument.  My Staff College classmate, Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Trevor Osman summed it up.  "You fly over the SAMs and around the Army formations."  Why?  Guns.  Or as I would kid my Royal Air Force classmates, you like low level because the UK has gun control and you have never learned to fear guns.

Mostly I am posting this article so that Mr John McDonough can read the tail number on this Wolf Pack F-16C at low altitude, with the afterburner burning, mostly likely over the Republic of Korea.

Lots of charts and hanger flying in this article.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Royal Air Force Staff College, Bracknell, Class 64.
  Now a retired Air Marshall (3 twinkie), Trevor Osman was a fighter pilot while on active duty.
  McD is big on Tail Numbers, sometimes called Bort Numbers.
  8th Fighter Wing

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