Story of Self-Repairing Flight Control Systems
Publisher: NASA Dryden Flight Reasearch Center | pages: 146 | 2003 | ASIN: B000EET0RQ | PDF | 10,7 mb
The ochre desert floor was a blur beneath the streaking Israeli Air Force F-15. From 12,000 feet, the pilot and his back-seat instructor could barely make out the haze of the Mediterranean to the west, and the teeming cities to the north. The two-ship formation was simulating the defense of his air base against two pairs of agile A-4s. Even though his plane represented technology 20 years newer than the A-4s, he had great respect for the small, maneuverable jet (which later earned notice by the public as the Navy’s aggressor plane of choice at the Top Gun School, in the movie of the same name). The pilot came up from behind the trailing pair of A-4s, looking for the classic Sidewinder missile shot.