Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by cga82, May 18, 2016.
Seems like that was the desired response.
Probing defenses to gauge reaction does not work well if they do not react.
Now we know what frequencies they use to control intercepting aircraft etc.
Poking the hornet's nest is no fun if no hornets come out.
Not the first time it's happened, won't be the last. We intercept aircraft from Russia all the time as well, and if China sent some near our borders we would intercept that as well. We simply don't do it in so dangerous a fashion. Anymore. I did hear about this one time 30 years ago where one of our Tomcats intercepted a few of those new (at the time) MIG-28s, and one of them actually flew just a couple of feet above the MIG, INVERTED, in a negative 4 G dive no less, when the MIG locked up his wingman. I think there's even a picture of the MIG pilot taken by the RIO while they we're doing it that's floating around somewhere. Or so I heard.....
Yup, I think people need to made aware that this happens and to remember what our men and women are stressed with. Tense moments!
Reference.... Straight over your head!
Between pop music and blockbuster movies, we've pretty much covered 80s references over the past week.
Let me give you another try at it -- the pilot and RIO involved in the incident I referenced above were Maverick and Goose. I think our Chinese friends were trying to demonstrate their bravado be trying to emulate a popular, and totally wrong when it comes to actual air combat, 80s movie.
But if you ever want a good laugh, our South Korean friends tried to make their own version of TopGun a few years ago using their Strike Eagles. I only saw the trailer, but it appears to take the corniness of the original to 11. And I especially loved the dogfight sequence in the middle of skyscrapers for the way it ignores every law of physics. Sorry I can't remember the name of this treasure of the Korean film industry, but a simple Google search should get you there.
But did said RIO ever comes to grips with the legacy of his old man? Did he ever let his guard down enough to score with the hot, brainy head-shrinker whom he couldn't outwit? Is there a chance that he still might be a flight instructor, or will be pulled out of moth-balls to mentor a new generation of hotshot, gunslinging fighter jocks who need to throttle back a bit?
What does he think about the F35?
The legend lives on, through those brave young Cadets. Willing to chance it all for that one moment of fame. Bullet, I think this about says it all.
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