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transition to F-35's not so easy for Russian pilots

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The increasing number of F-35s in Europe means more pilots will have to learn to fly the jet, but the F-35's technological superiority means some pilots, especially those trained to operate Soviet-made aircraft, likely won't be able to make the change. (news.yahoo.com) More...

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stansdds
"Transition to F-35's Not So Easy for Former Soviet Block Pilots", that would be a more accurate title.
JMARTINSON
JMARTINSON 7
Not so easy for Russian pilots? I'd say it's a lot closer to downright impossible.
mbrews
mbrews 12
Misleading headline. Story is about pilots trained on Russian aircraft. Headline implies pilots of Russian nationality
DaveIsaacs
David Isaacs 1
Oh!!!! That is a different story. Now it appears to be a bad thing.
DaveIsaacs
David Isaacs 3
This is a good thing, right?
emkostiuk
Ed Kostiuk 2
Constantine Atlamazoglou you need a lot of work on that headline. Just sayin (slang for saying.)
ghstark
Greg S 2
I can't believe we won the cold war and ended up right back in the same place. I give up.
pwpereira
Pete Pereira 2
We THOUGHT we won the Cold War. The fact that Putin can and does meddle with our elections and trigger bitter and useless internal squabbles via Facebook and social media while we sit, vulnerable and gullible, indicates that the Cold War never ended.
avionik99
avionik99 0
We currently have a very weak white house, that explains most of it right there.
serdyfsx12
JOE SERDYNSKI 1
Quite sure the Software has a "choose language" option . . .
pwpereira
Pete Pereira 1
Strange assessment. There's no reason why they can't be trained. I suspect it's a psychologically imposed limitation, by those who prefer to have an elitist standing.

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