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    Senior Member Gerry Clinchy's Avatar
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    Our foreign policy experts could take some lessons from this pilot

    The U.S. Air Force has a message for Iran: Don’t mess with our drones.

    In what only can be described as a scene out of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun,” Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, describes how F-22 stealth jets scared off Iranian jets from a U.S. drone flying in international airspace.

    The Aviationist reports
    that in March a U.S. MQ-1 drone came close to being intercepted by an Iranian F-4 Phantom combat plane, but the Iranian aircraft stopped short after a warning by an American pilot.

    “He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home,’” Gen. Welsh said.

    According to The Aviationist, the Iranians came within 16 miles of the drone.
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    Senior Member swampcollielover's Avatar
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    Gerry.....great post! You gotta love these Father in law was a B-17 pilot in WWII, he is 97 and going strong, still drives and is not even on high blood pressure medicine.....he tells us he really wanted to be a fighter pilot but he was married and to old when he got into flight training.

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