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dogfight

Air-to-air combat at a very close range and in visual contact with each other, at least initially. The result of any dogfight is dependent on the pilot's skill, the aircraft's performance, and the initial position. The most important factor is the pilot's skill. In the past, pilots tried to position their aircraft behind the enemy's and shoot it down. Today, it is only necessary to find a firing solution without being shot down.
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The single player flight simulation and dogfighting game includes 12 missions with four different skill levels, more than 25 Instant Action missions that are different every time they are played, and the ability for players to fly in any one of 10 different terrains with more than 100 different planes and vehicles.
They are the products of backyard breeders and dogfighting rings, both of which flourish nearly unabated.
Michael Vick's involvement in a dogfighting ring was reprehensible.
I have carefully watched the media try and turn Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting woes into a racial issue by blaming hip-hop and inner-city violence.
Because "Dog Wars" actually instructs players on how to condition a dog using methods that are standard in organized dogfighting, this game may be a virtual training ground for would-be dogfighters.
McGovern's provision now enacted, it will fortify the federal law against organized and barbaric dogfighting and cockfighting rings, and help law enforcement crack down on the entire cast of characters involved in animal fighting.
According to The Shanghaiist, a Shanghai-based news-blog, on New Year's Day, residents of a village in Jishan county attended the dogfighting competition, which was organized by a local company.
A total of 333 pit bulls were seized during the raid of which 33 were taken during a raid in a two-hectare dogfighting facility in Limao Village, Calauan town in Laguna province while the rest were found in a farm in San Gregorio village in San Pablo City, also in Laguna province.
RICO's potential application in dogfighting cases became a topic of media speculation in 2007 following the indictment of then-Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick.
Stevens insisted the videos were intended to document characteristics of pit bulls and not to promote dogfighting.
Vick, 29, was convicted in 2006 of organising a dogfighting ring and served 18 months of a 23-month sentence.
DOGFIGHTING gangs are setting up over the border after a clampdown in Northern Ireland, it emerged yesterday.