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FOUR U.S. AIR FORCE F-15 EAGLE TEAMS AND ONE CANADIAN FORCES CF-18 HORNET TEAM TAKE TOP FIVE POSITIONS AT AIR FORCE MEET

 FOUR U.S. AIR FORCE F-15 EAGLE TEAMS AND ONE CANADIAN FORCES
 CF-18 HORNET TEAM TAKE TOP FIVE POSITIONS AT AIR FORCE MEET
 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Four U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle teams and a Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet team took the top five positions in the Air Force's 1992 William Tell Air-to-Air Weapons Meet Oct. 16-23 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Both the Eagle and Hornet are made by McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) at its plant in St. Louis.
 In the top gun standings for individual performance, F-15 Eagle pilots took the first five positions. Also competing in the meet were two F-16 Fighting Falcon teams.
 "William Tell, named after the famous Swiss archer, gives the U.S. Air Force's best fighter units the opportunity to compete in all aspects of air-to-air operations," according to an Air Force fact sheet.
 Top team standings:
 -- 1. 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, F-15 Eagle
 -- 2. 1st Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Va., F-15 Eagle
 -- 3. 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., F-15 Eagle
 -- 4. Team Canada, CF-18 Hornet
 -- 5. 36th Fighter Wing, Bitburg Air Base, Germany, F-15 Eagle
 Top gun standings:
 -- 1. Capt. Jeffery Prichard, 18th Wing, F-15 Eagle
 -- 2. Capt. Jerry Kerby, 33rd Fighter Wing, F-15 Eagle
 -- 3. Capt. Thomas Dean, 18th Wing, F-15 Eagle
 -- 4. Capt. Biff Mott, 1st Fighter Wing, F-15 Eagle
 -- 5. Capt. Rod Zastrow, 1st Fighter Wing, F-15 Eagle
 "William Tell is conducted in an intense and realistic environment that requires teams to use the full spectrum of air-to- air skills. Pilots fly four different mission profiles against 'hostile intruders' over the Gulf of Mexico. The 'intruders' are unmanned drones or other manned aircraft," the Air Force fact sheet said.
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