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Head of Air Force’s Air Combat Command dogfights his son on Twitch in Ace Combat video game

Head of Air Force's Air Combat Command dogfights his son on Twitch in Ace Combat video game

According to Master Sgt. Daryl Knee, Air Combat Command Public Affairs article on Businessinsider The Head of Air Force’s Air Combat Command dogfights his son on Twitch in Ace Combat video game

The commander of Air Combat Command and his son fought each other live on a Twitch stream in a combat flight action video game on June 29, 2019.

Gen. Mike Holmes pitted his skill with the F-15 against 1st Lt. Wade Holmes and his F-16 in this exhibition match designed to highlight the Air Force’s pilot community and to answer questions from viewers about military service.

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While there was a fair share of air-to-air kills and crashes into the ground for both men, the younger Holmes was the clear winner of the video game version of life in the cockpit.

The stream lasted for approximately one hour, and it can be viewed below:

 

 

During the stream, the Holmeses discussed the Air Force’s current pilot shortage, and explained the importance of air battle managers and the communications from the E-3 AWACS. They also expressed their gratitude for all the service’s crew chiefs and answered various questions about their aircraft, while sharing stories from their careers.

The pilots gave advice for joining the Air Force and compared real flight versus this arcade simulation. And while the general has more than 4,000 hours in a real aircraft — many of those are combat hours — the lieutenant had the edge with this matchup.

Head of Air Force's Air Combat Command dogfights his son on Twitch in Ace Combat video game
US Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes and 1st Lt. Wade Holmes, his son, play a combat flight action video game, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 29, 2019. (US Air Force photo by Emerald Ralston)

Twitch is a live-streaming video service platform introduced in 2011. The service has grown to share video content with more than 15 million daily active users.

This article originally appeared on Business Insider

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