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    Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    It is my sad duty to report that Bob Shaw (callsign: "Mouse"), US Navy fighter pilot and the author of "Fighter Combat: Tactics and maneuvering", has passed away after a difficult fight with cancer.

    I had the great pleasure of meeting Mouse, hanging out with him, and attending several of his lectures at a variety of flightsim conventions. He was a Good Guy. Very friendly and approachable, as well as an expert in the field of fighter tactics. I will miss him terribly.

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    Re: Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    My condolences to family and friends, and sorry for your loss Vadr

    Sounds like Mr Shaw made a full and interesting life for himself.

    RIP
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    Re: Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    Very sad to hear...

    I read this book many moons ago...didn't take a lot of it in as you have to be really dedicated to read and fully understand it sometimes having to re-read passages and I didn't do that the first time...Strange thing is that after all this time I decided to buy it on eBay a couple weeks ago and read it properly...I am only a few pages in...

    Sad news...~S~
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    Re: Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    RIP

    Famous people, musicians and the like, and now the author of the Bible of air combat.

    Condolences to family and friends
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    Re: Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    http://www.fighterpilotsusa.com/Pilo...5/Default.aspx
    Bob Shaw, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering. He received a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. After completing his flight training from Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas, he received his wings in 1972.

    During his 22-year career, his distinguished service included tours in both the United States Navy and the United States Air Force Reserve. He flew F-4's and F-14's and had cruises on the USS Kitty Hawk. He is a graduate from the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) at Miramar Naval Air Station, California. As an Operational Test Pilot and Director of air-to-air weapons and training systems, he evaluated the forerunner to the current Navy's Tactical Air Crew Training System and the Air Force's Red Flag Monitoring and Debriefing System.

    After completing active and reserve duty with the Navy, he transferred to the United States Air Force Reserve and was stationed at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, where he flew the F-4 and transitioned to the F-16.

    He authored Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering which has sold over 45,000 thousand copies worldwide. He continues to consult for the government, military, and simulation industries. He is a Certificated Flight Instructor.

    LtCol Shaw is a command pilot with over 5,600 flight hrs.
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    Re: Gone West: Robert L. "Mouse" Shaw, fighter pilot and author

    Sad to hear...

    I first heard of Shaw back in the mid '80's when he published his book... at that time the concept of maneuver in Fighter vs Fighter combat was being acknowledged once again by the powers that be in the USAF and other national airforces.

    Not really a jet guy myself, but the concepts he discusses are essentially the same for piston engined aircraft.

    He will be missed but not forgotten.

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    RIP...

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