So it's 0900 on 4 Feb 1990, and the Cuban Liberation Air Force (CLAF) has an entire flight inbound, looking to clash with a flight of Castro-regime MiGs intent on intercepting inbound CLAF ground attack aircraft. The Cuban Liberation Army's blitzkrieg-style invasion has been an unprecedented success, and the CLAF pilots can feel it. The way CLA ground forces are thundering forward, eating up Castro's territory, it won't be long before the Communists no longer have serviceable airfields available.
Bruiser flight is in the air, with a Regular pilot (Bruiser 03) and two Rookies (Bruisers 02 and 04) led by an Ace (Bruiser 01, looking for a fight.
Bruiser 03 managed to damage a MiG, but we're not counting half kills (at least not yet!), while the Ace, Bruiser 01, managed to rack up another two confirmed kills. But the victory was marred by the death of one of the Rookie pilots, so all was not joy upon their return to base. Two more fights left in the War of Liberation.