About 40 countries, he said, use the aircraft to train combat pilots.
Earlier, he had been a combat pilot, with experience in Vietnam.
Of course, the odds against surviving would be very high, but that was a combat pilot's lot.
Laskov had a feel for these things after so many years as a combat pilot.
"After all, you and I are the most experienced combat pilots around."
Just re-elected, the former combat pilot has a free ride in 2000.
He was also quite old for a combat pilot, in his late thirties.
Thus Parsons was an experienced combat pilot when the war began.
She became the first female combat pilot in the world.
In 2001, Israel's first female combat pilot received her wings.