U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt

An F-22 fighter jet (U.S. Air Force)


Douglas Ernst   –  The Washington Times  Thursday, September 19, 2013

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.




0 thoughts on “U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt”

  1. I dunnnoooo if this is an old tale or if it is true. I read it, gosh???? About 8 yrs ago?
    Generations and Generations ago, Aliens came to earth and “mated with these women.”

    So? The Muslims decided to cover their entire bodies so they wouldn’t be found to be attractive OR female and wouldn’t mate with them.?????.

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