America's Secret MiG Squadron is the story of a group of incredibly brave military pioneers who put their lives on the line to establish a training program that would prepare the US Air Force for a potential Cold War battle with Soviet aircraft. As a F-4 Phantom II pilot in Vietnam, Col. Gail Peck had been shocked by the technological abilities of the Soviet-built aircraft, and at the poor level of training available to US pilots to aid them in their battles with the Soviet MiGs in the skies over Vietnam. Working with the support of Gen. Hoyt S. Vendenberg, Jr and under conditions of extreme secrecy the CONSTANT PEG program was launched with Peck as the original Red Eagle.
This is the fascinating history of the men who trained to fly and maintain covertly obtained MiGs, which for the first time provides an insider's perspective, personal anecdotes and photographs, revealing how Peck battled bureaucracy and skepticism to ultimately establish the premier fighter pilot training center - the real Top Gun.
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