Today’s mission was to be a medium altitude surface attack tactics flight. Rost would lead our four-ship while Drago led a second four-ship against a pair of actual Red Air and a bunch of simulated SAMs. It was a little benign, but still fun. Red Air leaned on Drago’s flight, so they got to clean up the air picture and pretended to attack the pretend SAMs for us. Our four-ship flew to our targets unmolested (which was what made it benign), even when we ran a second attack drill.
This was about as ho-hum as it gets trying to coax 18 tons of metal and JP-8 at 500mph through hundreds of horizontal and tens of vertical miles!