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Ed Talks

Dec 18, 2020

The hands-down, number one dream of a lifetime for any F-18 fighter pilot is to fight against Russian-made MiG aircraft. And the only thing better than fighting one is to fight one and win.

I have done both.

But first, lest you think I am divulging some deeply hidden government secret about an air battle that “never happened” over some country that “doesn’t exist,” I should say that while the battle occurred between two real-life airplanes in real-life air, both of us were using simulated missiles. In other words, the loser did not actually blow up. The only thing at stake that day was bragging rights and a round at the bar.

So here is the story...