FIGHTING WITH THE ‘SAINTS’

VFC-13 ‘Fighting Saints’ flies the F-5 Tiger II in the adversary role at NAS Fallon, Nevada. The squadron and its highly experienced personnel provide an agile and scalable service in support of fleet aircrews that looks set to remain viable for many years to come.

IT’S 07.30HRS AND as the sun crests the hills to the east of NAS Fallon, Nevada, a whooshing noise followed by the whine of J85 engines spooling up signifies the start of another busy day VFC-13 ‘Fighting Saints’ Actually, the contactor maintenance team and pilots have been here since well before sunrise — f ne-tuning the schedule and ensuring suf cient F-5s are on the line to meet the day’s f ying requirements.

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