Destination Baghdad by Robert and Melinda Macy

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And youve got to remember, in that second wave, it was complicated by the fact that as we went in the guys from the first wave were coming out And remember, you're maintaining radio silence; , you're not talking to these guys. "It took a lot of planning to make sure everybody had precise routes to fly and precise altitudes, to be in a precise place at a precise time. There's nothing worse in a double reverse than having two guys run into each other," Whitley said. Pound said after each target run he would concen- trate on areas of heaviest Triple that information in debriefings would be helpful — information that to other Stealth pilots going into the area.

Air Force aircraft that closely pilots who live up to their names, with their aggressive They know the more intense the train- training tactics ing, the more . S. pilots will alive if they face a real Preparing for flight at the Stealth 's Tonopah come back enemy. base. 61 Pilots train to ing out enemy sweep along the desert floor, knock- defenses such as surface-to-air mis- siles. The defenses have video cameras to film the pilot's attack, and determine whether he was able to reach the target, knock it out, and escape alive.

In past years, targets on the desert terrain of Southern and Central Nevada would resemble what American and Allied pilots would find in the Soviet Union and East Germany. With the relaxation of Cold War tensions and the shift of focus to the Persian Gulf, the new targets simulated what pilots would encounter in Iraq and Kuwait. Exercises at Tonopah, Nevada. 60 — began just before the Persian Gulf. The of 1975. The — name Red Flag was changed to aviators were receiving. Thus was born Operation Red Flag Red Flag is considered the ultimate in computerized aerial war games, teaching American and win in 21st century pilots how to survive battle technology.

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