Rear Admiral Copeland commissioned as an aviation reserve officer candidate. He graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School and has flown more than 30 aircraft types. He has 1,330 traps (400-plus at night) and held squadron, air wing, ship, and strike group commands.

Articles by Winston W. “Mad Dog” Copeland

Tooter Teague and Mad Dog Copeland Chasing MiGs

Smoking MiGs

By Rear Admiral Winston W. “Mad Dog” Copeland, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2021
Naval combat pilots had to think fast and fire faster during intense fire fights over Vietnam.