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Who's the best?

Who’s the best?

Two place aircraft...not the best

Two place aircraft…not the best

Mind – Maverick and Goose got their dream shot flying with the best of the best.  But who really is the best?  Most fighter pilots will respond in the first person if asked. But between Navy and AF, I am biased, AF all the way.  Anecdotally, via the two Top Gun invitational tournaments my squadron flew in, we remained undefeated; that is except for my Marine Corps exchange pilot Chief. I can also say having attended the Air Force’s Fighter Weapons School, the instructors at both Top Gun and Weapons School are truly the best of the best. Ajax B. (the other AJAX) was an instructor at Fighter Weapons School, and that guy is a phenomenal fighter pilot, along with Rowdy, Nut, Pee Wee, Thirty and many more. Here’s the other thing I’d always put my money on, any American fighter pilot.  Why? Because the fighter pilots that I know love to compete, they strive to improve at everything they do, they care about what they do, they are true professionals, and they aren’t afraid to work until the job is done, and finally…we never quit! I will bust one myth, the shenanigans that Maverick pulled is total B.S., tower flyby stunts is a sure way to be grounded permanently and possibly even be court-martialed. So I can’t really settle who’s the “Best of the Best” for you all, but I will say I am damn glad I’m on Team USA with Red, White and Blue fighter pilots.
Body – Sports Day/Job Specific
Muscle Ups...she's the best.

Muscle Ups…she’s the best.

Wingman/Flight Leads/Instructors
Racquet Ball
Weapons School
Cut Throat Racquet Ball
Recipe of the Day 
Grilled Steak and Veggies
Roasted Spring Vegetables, and Grilled Steaks
Recipe from Bon Appétit
Photo by AJAX
Serves – 4
Prep time – 15 minutes active, 30 minutes total
Nutrition – 480 calories, 48.5 grams protein, 27.3 grams fat, 8.8 grams carbs
1 pound assorted spring vegetables (such as carrots, asparagus, radishes, spring onions, or sugar snap peas), trimmed or peeled if needed, cut into same-size pieces
4 unpeeled garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine vegetables, garlic, and oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring halfway through, until tender, golden brown, and charred in spots, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
MackNBee taste rating 3out of 4
AJAX ease of prep rating 4 out of 4
Spirit – Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.’
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The views of LIKEAFIGHTERPILOT are those of the author alone and should not be considered any official DoD, Government, or USAF position.