Once again it’s that time of year when kids are bursting with excitement and adults are scrambling to attend holiday parties and wrap gifts. This poem is a little tribute to the brave fighter pilots who will be spending Christmas away from their families this year. We’ve all missed at least one Christmas, but knowing […]
a single target, bandit,
bogey or enemy position
has been sighted.
Opposite of "No Joy."
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Episode 13 Show Notes Intro Music: Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank Outro Music: Rock or Bust by AC/DC Guest: Rocky “Apollo” Jedick, USAF Flight Physician Website: http://goflightmedicine.com Rocky talks to us about life as a Flight Doc in the United States Air Force. We discuss the dynamic between pilots and the physicians who keep […]
You can be the best fighter pilot in the world – flying the most capable fighter jet known to man – but unless you have something to throw at the enemy, you might as well be in a parachute. As technology progresses, so does the lethality of weaponry. In the early days of aerial […]
“How long will you be gone this time?” He can see the worry start to set in on his wife’s face. She’s already thinking of how she’s going to deal with the little ones in his absence. She’s anticipating the questions from their son: “when is daddy coming home?”, “why did he leave?”, “why doesn’t he […]
Guest Post from GoFlightMedicine, written by Flight Surgeon Capt Rocky “APOLLO” Jedick: I recently finished the book, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict inWar and in Peace, by former Army Ranger turned psychologist, Lt Col (ret.) Dave Grossman. Although I have some concerns on how rigorous the science is behind most of […]
Be the bad guy. So the good guys can win.
In training, someone needs to be the bad guy. So the good guys (and gals) can be ready for battle.
The Tally One Red Air Bandits shirt pays homage to a training platform called Red Air. These skilled men and women play the role of the bad guys in the air, faithfully replicating the tactics and capabilities of adversary air forces.
Their mission: to challenge our country’s combat pilots, weapons-systems officers and controllers over and over again, until our pilots' responses are second nature.
So when a US pilot sees an adversary's best moves, it's hardly the first time. And he or she knows exactly how to gain the advantage and win the confrontation.
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