PlayLoud
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Every Pilot In His Place

Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:37 am

Interesting article.

http://www.afa.org/magazine/oct2007/1007pilot.asp

Quoting afa.org:
The Air Force is making major changes to the way it trains and distributes many of its combat pilots, and the F-22 Raptor is the centerpiece of the overhaul.
 
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RE: Every Pilot In His Place

Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:13 pm

Quoting Playloud (Thread starter):
Quoting afa.org:
The Air Force is making major changes to the way it trains and distributes many of its combat pilots, and the F-22 Raptor is the centerpiece of the overhaul

The short of it is: The Air Force will emphasize using the F-22 in the role it is most dominant in - air superiority. Mud moving puts the airplane in an environment it was designed for and increases the risk of loss of plane and pilot.
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highlander0
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RE: Every Pilot In His Place

Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:24 pm

Interesting article.

However, it does make sense to have pilots trained in Air Superiority (F-15C) to move onto the aircraft designed to compliment/replace; and to have F-15E, F-16 and A-10 pilots to move onto the F-35, which is slated to replace 2 of those three a/c types (F-16 and A-10).
 
PlayLoud
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RE: Every Pilot In His Place

Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting Highlander0 (Reply 2):
Interesting article.

However, it does make sense to have pilots trained in Air Superiority (F-15C) to move onto the aircraft designed to compliment/replace; and to have F-15E, F-16 and A-10 pilots to move onto the F-35, which is slated to replace 2 of those three a/c types (F-16 and A-10).

Agreed. I felt this way when I first heard that the mud movers were going to get the F-22 slots. I thought the F-15C was the natural choice. Glad to see they are making more sense now.

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