Monthly Archives: February 2007

F-4 Phantom Air Combat Maneuvering

“Bloodhound 101, LA Center, switch Beaver control 354.5” “Flight go.” I dialed the manual frequency in the UHF radio. “Beaver Control, Bloodhound 101 flight of four Phantoms checking in for your control.” “Roger Bloodhound, squawk 1001, have your section leader

Posted in Featured

Phantom II Phlashback

“Tower, Bloodhound 101, flight of four, take off.” “Bloodhound 101, Point Mugu tower, you are clear to take off runway 11.” I tapped my helmit over the ear then held up 5 fingers to switch my flight to button 5

Posted in Featured

WX Blues

Weather blues most definitely. My trip today was cancelled for weather, specifically snow and ice here in St. Louis. You might think, “hey stop whinning you get the day off”; true, but no fly no pay. It brings up the

Posted in Featured

Perspective

It changes! I was climbing out on my way back to Florida yesterday. At 10,000 feet I held the nose down to allow the airspeed to build. We were late and trying to make up time to get back on

Posted in Featured

Blue Skies

I eased the engines up to take off power feeling the comfortable push of 40 thousand pounds of thrust. The acceleration was slow at first, then built exponentially. At 141 knots (160MPH) I gently lifted the nose wheels off of

Posted in Featured

First post

The first post on my blog! I’m new to this so be kind. I know being a pilot I am expected to be up on the latest technology. But the fact is most people would be suprised how old the

Posted in Featured