Exhibit - MiG Alley
The F-80 Shooting Star was flying in Italy in January 1945 but didn't see combat.
On the 8th of November 1950 a Shooting Star shot down a MiG-15 in what is thought to be the first jet to jet air combat encounter. The first 4 months of the Korean war saw the F-80 bearing the brunt of the combat with over 15,000 sorties being flown.
The trainer version is known as the T-33.
The terrain in Mig Alley is varied and natural looking. It whizzes by at low level
Notice the wingman still has his drop tanks attached
|ABOVE: Landing with drop tanks attached... this was on the first Quick Mission, circuit training. I should have dropped them before landing|
|RIGHT: Notice the canopy reflections... the two faint vertical lines. The canopy reflections are excellent and help you keep oriented in padlock view. Notice the canopy reflections.|