1. Always remember your jet was made by the lowest bidder.
  2. Train like you plan to fight.
  3. If you’re up to your eyeballs in Gomers, you’re in combat.
  4. When in doubt, use industrial strength deterrence.
  5. Never fly in the same cockpit with someone who is braver than you.
  6. Priorities are man-made, not God-made.
  7. A plan never survives the first thirty seconds of combat.
  8. If it’s stupid but works, it ain’t stupid.
  9. Only turn to blow the opposition away; otherwise, run away and fight another guy.
  10. Always honor a threat.
  11. Know the opposition.
  12. Know when it’s time to get out of Dodge.
  13. Always know how to get out of Dodge.
  14. The important things are always simple.
  15. The simple things are always hard

– as seen in FireBreak, by Richard Herman (1991)