Monthly Archives: February 2013

End Game in final edit!

The third book in my Project 7 Alpha Trilogy, set in WWII is in final edit. End Game in the Pacific is in tension on the catapult. I’m also working on another video; below is the one for Vengeance at

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The New American Airlines will not include AMR

The New American Airlines will have a new parent company; American Airlines Group Incorporated. AMR will go away immediately upon emergence from Chapter 11. The article I read misses the most striking point. AMR has been viewed by the employees

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American Airlines and US Airways; merger history

Airways Magazine’s website has a great article, American Airlines and US Airways Tie the Knot: A Marriage Made in Heaven or Hell? It is a great summary of the history of both airlines mergers. Since the beginning the airlines have

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Top Gun Espana!

This is a great video of a Spanish Fire Bomber squadron in action. The Canadaire CL 450 is a great design and looks fun to fly, enjoy! Chip

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American Airlines on approach

In past posts I’ve tried to de-bunk the “push button” perception many have of airline flying. Here is a good example in living color. Many of the older airports in the USA system have non-standard approaches that keep the crew

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American Airlines and USAir merger is official.

A few days ago I wondered in a post if the brand new 777-300 taking off in the night, new livery lit up on its tail, was symbolizing an end or beginning. I hope it is both; certainly the sun

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AA USAir Merger set for tomorrow 14 FEB.

Just released on Airways Magazine Facebook page. Apparently it is set for mid morning in DFW. chip

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Flying on the EDGE!

I’ve done just about every type of flying there is in my career: Test, Naval Aviation, Commercial, GA, Airline, Cargo, remote, riding through someone else flying remotely, crashing an airliner on purpose; even Army Airborne and Sky Diving. But this

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Discovery Curiosity Series; Plane Crash (Video Short)

Some of my readers have asked about the Test Project I worked on for years. For those that didn’t see Discovery’s Plane Crash documentary this is a great video summary of the project. Enjoy! chip

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Dawn of a New erAA; or sunset on a pAAst?

I truly do not know. I’ve watched the struggle for control of a post Chapter 11 American Airlines in the press. It has raged on for months now. To say it has been a tumultuous ride would be the understAAment

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