McPeak on Joining USAF, Flying the F-100, Embracing Inverted Flight


Gen. Merrill “Tony” McPeak, USAF Ret., 14th US Air Force chief of staff and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses why he joined the Air Force, flying the F-104 and F-100 aircraft, and facing his fear of inverted flight during Part 1 of his Sept. 18, 2017, interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show. The event was held in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

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