Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Top Guns in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Navy's Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, popularly known as "Top Gun," started arriving Sunday to practice mock air-to-air dogfights. The detachment, with 15 F/A-18 and F-16 aircraft and 140 military and civilian personnel, will be operating out of Naval Air Station Pensacola through Jan. 24. They usually operate out of Fallon, Nev., but the Navy said Fallon's winter weather is often unsupportive of air-to-air training. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 01/15/13)