"CONSTANT PEG afforded pilots an opportunity to learn how to
fight enemy aircraft in a controlled, safe environment without
having to endure the risks of actual air combat. Typically a pilot
would start with a basic familiarization flight to observe the
enemy airplane and study its characteristics, practicing one-on-one
defensive and offensive maneuvers against it, and finally,
experience multi-bogey engagements high over the desert scrubland
of the Nellis Air Force Base ranges."
Source: Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, 3rd Wing
commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK and a former member of
the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron.