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MiGs Over Nevada is an insider’s declassified participation in a small group of CIA personnel and contract specialists providing their technological tradecraft to support Area 51 customers such as the US Air Force, the US Navy, intelligence and corporate entities. What happened in this book inspired the founding of the Navy’s TOP GUN Fighter Weapons School, the USAF Weapons School, and the USAF’s RED FLAG training exercises that continue today.
CIA declassification in October 2013 released information making possible the release of MiGs Over Nevada by Area 51 veteran TD Barnes. MiGs Over Nevada describes Area 51 operations where a small group of CIA personnel and contract specialists served and supported customers such as the US Air Force, the US Navy, and numerous corporate entities seeking technological tradecraft existing only at Area 51. The book tells how living under a cloak of secrecy affected the family of one whose career path made him a member of this secret cadre for test flying spy planes, and exploiting enemy technology.
MiGs Over Nevada does more than document the exploitation of the MiG-17F Fresco C, MiG-21F Fishbed, and the MiG-23 Flogger. It carries the reader through the evolution of Area 51 that made it the venue for the CIA’s U-2 Project AQUATONE, A-12 Project OXCART, for exploiting Soviet MiG aircraft, and the nations black projects that followed and continue today.
It tells how these projects inspired decades of exploitation projects that morphed into MiG operations known as the Red Eagles and the Red Hats.
What happened in this book inspired the founding of the Navy’s TOP GUN Fighter Weapons School, the USAF Weapons School, and the USAF’s RED FLAG training exercises that continue today.
2015 Gathering of Eagles to celebrate two historical milestones:
60th Anniversary of U-2 First Flight, 1955-2015, and
25th Anniversary of SR-71 Four Aircraft World Speed Records, 1990-2015
– Ed Yeilding (SR-71)
– Tony Bevacqua (U-2)
– Dave Kerzie (U-2)
– Rob “Skid” Rowe (U-2)
– Louis Setter (U-2)
– Meet Legendary Pilots
– Social Hour
– Live and Silent Auctions
– Memorabilia Signings by Pilots
Date: 24 October 2015
Time: 5pm Social Hour, 6:30pm Dinner & Program
Attire: Business or cocktail attire
Location: Van Dam Pavilion, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
Tickets/Info: $125 ea, http://EdwardsMuseum.org, 661-258-1658
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