U.S. Air Force pilot scares off Iranian combat plane

IRIAF F-4 Phantom attempted to intercept a U.S. MQ-1 drone flying in international airspace

U.S. Air Force pilot scares off Iranian combat plane

A United States Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter plane (AP photo)

By Douglas Ernst
The Washington Times

The U.S. Air Force has a message for Iran: Don’t mess with our drones.

In what only can be described as a scene out of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun,” Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, describes how F-22 stealth jets scared off Iranian jets from a U.S. drone flying  in international airspace.

The Aviationist reports that in March a U.S. MQ-1 drone came close to being intercepted by an Iranian F-4 Phantom combat plane, but the Iranian aircraft stopped short after a warning by an American pilot.
 

Full story: U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt