|By Carmelo Turdo|
In light of the difficult development periods and late initial combat deployments of the F-22 and F-35 in U.S. Air Force service, it bears repeating that in the U.S. and throughout the world the highly-trained F-15C crews have been maintaining air superiority so well that the Eagle's service in this role has been taken for granted. To put the F-15C air superiority mission in perspective, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Steve Dobronski gave an enlightening presentation to a near capacity crowd eager to learn about the Eagle's current capabilities.
Colonel Dobronski, USAF call sign "Stein," has over 2500 total flight hours, flew 76 combat missions in the F-15C Eagle and has held high-ranking positions directly related to the implementation of the F-15C in the air superiority role. He currently serves as F-15 Mission Planning Senior Systems Engineer for Tapestry Solutions. He brings a unique perspective on the maturity of the F-15C in service with the USAF and the current strike fighter models now being produced for allied nations. His presentation focused on the updated capabilities of the F-15C within the total battle plan that include other air assets in modern combat scenarios.
The Aero Experience thanks the Missouri Aviation Historical Society, Colonel Dobronski and all who attended for making the event a great success.