It’s not how you fail; it’s how you get back up. I want pilots who have failed and showed the strength to recover and succeed. If they don’t have scars, they don’t have character and when the shit hits the fan, they won’t know what to do and will cave. I want the ones who failed, got back up and moved forward.
Who is better? Western trained fighter pilots or products of the Russian system. Most fighter pilots know that Russian and ‘Eastern trained’ pilots are not as capable as Western trained aviators. We all likely agree that NATO would win handily in any air battle with Russian forces.