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  • His aircraft are the mite stuff - Mini-jets mimic cruise missiles in military drills

    05/15/2006 5:18:54 PM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 23 replies · 1,027+ views
    [Tucson] Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05.15.2006 | Dan Sorenson
    Some days Bob Bishop works in an office. Some days he straps himself into a 12-foot-long mini-jet, screams across the treetops at nearly 300 mph as paid professional plane killers in military jet fighters try to wax him. "It's like playing a video game," says Bishop, president of Aerial Productions International Inc., which operates out of Marana Regional Airport, 11700 W. Avra Valley Road. His company provides four BeDe 5 mini-jets that pretend to be enemy cruise missiles so U.S. military pilots can practice shooting them down. Bishop says the planes started off in the 1970s as personal commuter planes,...