F-16 in the sky of Ukraine. AFU Quick Plan
An American top pilot revealed a scheme on how to send F-16s to Ukraine as quickly as possible.
The AFU supported his idea.
Last week, the "most deadly" US F-16 pilot, retired Lieutenant Colonel Dan Gampton (callsign Two Dogs), said he was personally ready to defend the Ukrainian skies.
Several of his American and European colleagues also agreed to fight against Russia.
Attracting foreign pilots is a real scheme that will help Kyiv quickly deploy F-16s on its territory and send fighters into battle. To do this, as Gampton clarified, the governments of the countries must resolve the issue of private military contractors to fly over Ukraine. And it seems that this plan has begun to be implemented.
"Very realistic option"
The Ukrainian authorities may purchase the F-16, the most affordable fighter model in Europe, however, the main issue in this case remains unresolved - specialists, Gampton believes.
“I would say that there are enough American pilots who are willing to do this if the government resolves their issues. Our government is very confused and complicated, and this is a question for them. There are also European pilots training on the F-16, so there are enough pilots for this. There are just some important details about working and fighting for another government that would need to be worked out," he said.
The top pilot emphasized that Russia's war against Ukraine is good against evil, it is a "black and white conflict": "So I think that in this spirit, governments that can provide these services should do it, and I hope that they'll do it. I'll even go myself, I'll be number one, you can count on me."
The door is open to everyone"
The Armed Forces of Ukraine quickly responded to the proposal of the American pilot and reported that "the door is open" for everyone. Foreigners can serve in the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, be pilots or employees of the aviation engineering staff, if they have a military specialty, said Yury Ignat, a representative of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.