The Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiG Squadron

September 23, 2013 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, reservations required

7:00 p.m. - View a free film, Fighter Pilot, in the Lockheed Martin Imax Theater
8:00 p.m. - Lecture

From 1979 through 1988, top US military pilots honed dogfighting skills against secretly acquired Soviet-era MiG aircraft in the Nevada desert under the code name Constant Peg. Why was the Red Eagle squadron created, how did it get those Communist fighter aircraft, and was the mission a success? Find out the details of this Cold War covert operation, declassified in 2006, from one of its masterminds and the first commander, Col. Gaillard Peck, Jr.

The GE Aviation Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.