Steve Joubert had barely qualified as an Alouette chopper pilot when he was sent to the Border in 1979. As a gunship pilot, he saw some of the worst scenes of war. In Gunship over Angola he talk about the impact the war had on him. oumanne (older guys). This practice, dating back to the early days of combat aviation, placed the onus for protecting the leader's backside on his wingman. During the Border War, we strictly applied this principle and never crossed into enemy territory alone. There was always another aircraft to partner with you. * This is an extract from Gunship over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot written by Steve Joubert and published by Delta Books.