I flew two basic fighter maneuver (BFM) hops this week, one offensive, one defensive. I’ve managed to prove to myself I can turn high-G circles in the sky and shoot down a bad guy or keep a bad guy from shooting me. My classmates and I all had a week full of academics and two simulators. We’ve finally started air-to-ground academics. We’re down to just under a month, with about 11 flights left to go.
This evening at the Officers’ Club we were treated to a brief speech by Medal of Honor winner Col Leo Thorsness (plenty of good links at POW Network.org, Neil Mishalov’s blog, 357 FS Website, and Medal of Honor.com). The mission he won the Medal on was pretty incredible. I’ll let you all read for yourself! It was an honor to get to listen to him.