VAHS NNMP Members,
The monthly luncheon this coming Thursday, November 18th, will begin at 11:30 at the Pilot House. A summary of the program is posted below. Hope to see you there.
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Please join us for an In-Person presentation by James “Jim” Ruliffson, Fighter Pilot and Topgun* Instructor (*Navy Fighter Weapons School).
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, an advanced training program better known as Topgun, which dramatically increased the shoot downs by Navy aviators during the Vietnam War. The first four pilots invited to join Topgun as instructors included James “Jim” Ruliffson.
Upon completion of his tour at TOPGUN, Ruliffson made his third combat deployment, after which he completed training at the Naval Test Pilot School before returning to TOPGUN as Commanding Officer in 1975.