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Re: [OFFICIAL] Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers) - LONG POST!

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 23:56:11 -0500
Subject: Re: [OFFICIAL] Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers) - LONG POST!

Red Flag usually deploys anywhere from one full squadron to one full
wing for
the duration and  exercizes the entire gambit of operations from foward
deployment airfields, maintenace and air ops. I know because I've
in a few back when CSAR was a primary responsiblity for my team.

Now this whole thing started when someone mentioned technological
renders pilot quality moot or some such remark. Now we are expanding the
discusion to include warfighting startegies we are drifting off the base
discussion. Just wanted to make that point.

Red Flag or NTC or JRTC is the closets any militray unit is going to get
fighting in a real war.

Allan Goodall wrote:

> As for history, compare Me262s versus P-51s and Spitfire XIIIs. There
> are major points where technology outruns raw talent.

Outrun yes. And the only guys flying Me262s in JV44 were ridiculously
overexperienced German experten so in that case you have technological
and pilot quality outsurpassing their opponents, though niether could
make up
for numbers and the US tactic of hitting the Jets where they were most
vulnerable. Landing and taking off where they coudln't defend

> Not constantly. The students take out the instructors more than you
> might think. Top Gun in particular covers dogfighting more than stand
> off missile fire.

BTW keep in mind that students that go to TOP gun are also long term
quality pilotsof natuarl flying ability chosen as the best in their
Top Gun is a train the trainer course with these guys heading home to
their squadron mates in ACM.Los

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