CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4489 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
Within the last 2 years, the USAF has begun operating a F-15 Agressor squadron at Nellis AFB. Some of the aircraft assigned are F-15Ds. What purpose does the D model serve in these squadrons? There is no need of a WSO in these aircraft but I see men in the back "pit" all of the time.
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KevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2428 times:
Could be a number of things. They could be used for taking instructors under training up for hops. They could be used for demos flights. They could be WSOs logging hours (although in an aggressor squadron I doubt it). They could be flight docs logging hours. They could be other pilots who are logging hours.