Re: F-117 Secret Companion Aircraft

Message posted by BoomerFrom47 on May 18, 2014 at 16:46:51 PST:

Most likely a T-38. The conversation may have been because the T-38 "companion" was cancelled or aborted. They often chased the F-117. Single-seat aircraft always use an instructor in a chase aircraft for training. They used the T-38 because it was low cost and readily available. When I flew the F-105D, the chase would be another F-105D, but all radio calls outside of the flight would be made by the student as if it were just one aircraft. Only when the student landed with the instructor still airborne would that second aircraft callsign be used. See link.

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In Reply to: F-117 Secret Companion Aircraft posted by RickB on May 14, 2014 at 18:47:49 PST:


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