By Gaillard R. Peck Jr.
This booklet is the tale of a bunch of army pioneers who have been reason on utilizing their event and information to increase a brand new education paradigm for fighter pilots. As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Col. Gail Peck (call-sign «EVIL») were dissatisfied with the extent of teaching provided to US fighter pilots. He was firm to make sure that US fighter pilots have been unbeatable within the air rather opposed to their chilly warfare adversaries flying the already mythical MiG fighter jets. operating with the help of normal 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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Fortunately, during the early stages of the Vietnam War, the United States acquired MiG-17 and MiG-21 aircraft. These were flown extensively, being thoroughly exploited during testing and evaluation by American pilots, maintainers, operations analysts, and engineers. They were also flown in air combat scenarios against all of our frontline fighter aircraft, USAF and US Navy alike, and thorough performance comparisons were made. These early programs were called HAVE DRILL and HAVE FERRY for the exploitation of the MiG-17 and HAVE DOUGHNUT for the exploitation of the MiG-21.
I loved working with every one of the members of the Red Eagle team at the time when, together, we were making things happen. Further, I treasure their ongoing friendship today and look forward to hoisting a cool brew with every Red Eagle I meet when we next get together. Gail Peck Colonel, USAF (retired) INTRODUCTION Government secrets! Everybody is curious about what the government is up to, but will not talk about. The “mouse came out of the pocket” on one highly classified government program in November 2006 when the USAF declassified a closely guarded project with the code name CONSTANT PEG.
Soon there were three parachutes, all VPAF pilots in or near the defensive circle of the MiGs. The battle had raged and a trio of MiG-17s had been shot down without any Phantom II losses. Then it was over almost more suddenly than it had started. The USAF jets headed for the tanker prior to commencing the long ride home to Ubon. At that time Billy’s wingman reported an extremely low fuel state, which surprised Billy as he had conserved his own gas. ” That was the first time Billy realized his wingman was no longer with him in fighting wing.