A decorated former US F-16 pilot says he would fly fighter jets for Ukraine: ‘You can count on me,’ he told a VoA interview.

Photograph of former US Air Force pilot Dan Hampton.

A decorated former US Air Force pilot said he would fly fighter jets for Ukraine if necessary.
Retired Lt. Col. Dan “Two Dogs” Hampton discussed the potential of the US F-16 in the war over Ukraine.
“I’ll even go myself, you can count on me,”  the retired lieutenant colonel told a VoA interview.

Dan Hampton, a retired lieutenant colonel known as the US Air Force’s “deadliest F-16 pilot,” said he was ready to fly planes for the Ukraine military himself if necessary in an interview with Voices of America.

The highly decorated pilot, known as “Two Dogs,” spent 20 years in the Air Force, fought in the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, and Iraq wars, and is a New York Times bestselling author for his memoirs from his time in the military. 

Speaking from a base in Arizona, Hampton discussed his thoughts in the long-form interview on training F-16 pilots to fight in the Ukraine war, the advantages of using the jets, and whether the Ukraine government should hire private pilots as the war continues into its second year. 

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The F-16, a US single-seat fighter jet, is in the news after President Joe Biden recently said he would not supply the planes to Ukraine for the time being. Both Democratic and Republican Senators, however, have pushed the Pentagon to send the jets that “could prove to be a game changer on the battlefield,” per Politico. 

Earlier this week, Poland became the first NATO country to confirm it would send MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.

“No one has ever won a war from the air,” Hampton asserted, “You can’t win a war from the air, but you can lose a war if you …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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