Author: Eran Malloch

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Heatblur Speed & Angels Tournament with Paco Chierici

A few days before Christmas (2019), Paco was the guest star & co-commentator of the very first DCS Speed & Angels Tournament, hosted by Iron Mike (from Heatblur Simulations) & 104th Maverick (from the 104th Phoenix VFBS). It was a long 4.5 hour event from start to finish, but the Red & Blue force pilots…
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Breaking The Deck & How I Almost Got The Callsign Cobra

I was flying with the maintenance officer. We’d been in Hong Kong for about five days, so you pull into port and you have a good time and go out and drink and don’t think about flying aeroplanes for five or six days and you know, the next day you pull back out to sea…
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SEAD – Suppression of Enemy Air Defence

I ran across a great video on YouTube discussing the basics of SEAD (acronym for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence.) The SEAD mission is vital in the air battle environment, whether it’s over land or sea, because the ability for the bad guys to shoot down your planes is extremely detrimental to any air power.…
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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such U.S. jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American…
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DCS Dogfight: F-16C Viper vs JF-17 Thunder

With the launch of Deka Ironwork Simulations JF-17 Thunder module into EA (early access) 2 days ago, it was only a matter of time until someone went up against the F-16 Viper to see how she performed! This video showed up on YouTube yesterday (5th Dec) showing the DCS pilot (Callsign: Cateye) in a guns-only…
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Deka Ironwork Simulations JF-17 “Thunder” Release Trailer

And another plane joins the DCS family! Welcome to the JF-17 “Thunder” from Deka Ironwork Simulations, which went on Early Access sale over on the DCS e-store today! If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be a fun and very cool little plane for those who want less Bluefor (American)…
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Paco Chierici Podcast Interview (via the Ready For Takeoff Podcast)

Back in early October 2019, Paco was interviewed by Capt George Nolly, from the Ready For Takeoff Podcast. You can listen to the interview with the embedded player above. George’s website has HEAPS of fantastic interviews, podcasts and resources for anyone interested in getting a career in aviation. Every week, Capt George Nolly brings you…
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“Last of The Dogfighters” by Paco Chierici

This video was filmed as the “sizzle reel” for Paco’s project that eventually turned into the Documentary “Speed & Angels”. It’s a fantastic introduction to the world of fighter pilots, USN adversary squadrons and VFC-13 The Saints. The Saints (Paco included) fly the F5, a fantastic 1960s/1970s fighter against pilots flying the big bad F-14…
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“Lions Of The Sky” by Paco Chierici

In the world of fighter pilots, the most alpha of the alpha, competition is everything and the stakes are impossibly high. A Top Gun for the new millennium, LIONS OF THE SKY propels us into a realm in which friendship, loyalty, and skill are tested, battles won and lost in an instant, and lives irrevocably…
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The Fighter Mafia

The Fighter Mafia was a controversial group of U.S. Air Force officers and civilian defense analysts who, in the 1970s, advocated for fighter design criteria that challenged the conventional thinking and ideologies of the time. Their assertions were that: Air Force generals established the wrong criteria for combat effectiveness, ignoring combat history. High technology and…
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