By Gaillard R. Peck Jr.
This publication is the tale of a bunch of army pioneers who have been reason on utilizing their adventure and data to enhance a brand new education paradigm for fighter pilots. As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Col. Gail Peck (call-sign «EVIL») have been disillusioned with the extent of educating provided to US fighter pilots. He was resolute to make sure that US fighter pilots have been unbeatable within the air fairly opposed to their chilly struggle adversaries flying the already mythical MiG fighter jets. operating with the help of basic Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr., and less than stipulations of the upmost secrecy the consistent PEG application used to be introduced with Peck because the unique «Red Eagle.»
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Lt Hugh Brown (US Navy) died in a MiG-17 and Capt Mark Postai (USAF) was killed in a MiG-23. It was Postai’s family that attended the declassification press conference at the National Museum of the Air Force. TSgt Rey Hernandez died in an industrial accident at Tonopah when he was overcome by jet fuel fumes while repairing a T-38 fuel tank. CONSTANT PEG lasted nearly ten years, and during that time the program evolved and expanded. People came, served, and left to be replaced by new personnel, all of whom accumulated rich and largely untold experiences.
Aviators with differing levels of experience will offer widely varying opinions on the most difficult maneuvers. Those opinions would be based on the situation that they remember providing them with the greatest challenge, and/or the most frightening aviating experience. A novice pilot might stress take-offs and landings or stall approaches, spins, and instruments. The more experienced pilots might bring up aerobatics, and soon the list will expand to include weather flying and low visibility approaches.
Such was one of my early encounters as a fighter pilot training American aircrews in how to fight the MiG-17. How sweet it is! OVERVIEW This book is the story of a group of military “pioneers” who were intent on using their experience, knowledge, and love of their country to develop a new air-to-air training paradigm for fighter pilots. Chapter one will tell you why the “Gang of Three” created a super-secret squadron, built a remote and secret airfield, and equipped it with real MiG jet fighters manufactured in the Soviet Union.
America's Secret MiG Squadron The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG by Gaillard R. Peck Jr.