Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spitfire 944

A great story; well worth a view.

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Pilot Shortage

As my readers know I have been writing about a looming pilot shortage for years. The world economic downturn, age 65, industry consolidation and gutted airline pilot contracts; have all slowed the pace. Two things are now evident: first, retirements

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WWII flight lesson

Relearned the hard way! Pilots in WWII did not wear goggles for the wind. They wore them to protect their eyes from other foreign objects that might enter the cockpit in combat: oil, shattered wind screen, shrapnel, etc. Who can

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Boeing 787

The Boeing 787 has been getting a lot of bad press of late. This bad press is not deserved, with the battery issue behind it (hopefully) the problems the 787 is having are minor. Mostly indicator issues; these wrinkles pop

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Dayton Air Show Crash

Some of my readers might not want to see the actual crash. If you want to analyze the accident the following is a side view. Snap rolling a propeller powered aircraft uses the torque of the engine to roll the

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Sukhoi SU-35 at Paris Air Show 2013

It’s Friday; time for fun. Here is the SU-35 performing at the Paris Airshow. Truly an amazingly maneuverable aircraft. In the days of Phantoms and Crusaders, even the Eagle; agility like this wasn’t even dreamed of in a fighter. chip

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Hybrid Publishing

What is it? There are five definitions of the word hybrid. Essentially, it means mixing two separate things. Obviously, the goal of any hybrid is to take the good qualities of two or more separate entities and combine them into

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The Battle of Midway: 71 years ago today

Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My second book (Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal) begins with the Battle of Midway. Seventy one years ago today this titanic struggle changed the course of World War II.

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End Game in the Pacific: edit complete.

Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My editor (LaVonne Ellis) and I wrapped up the final edit of End Game this past weekend. We will now format it and ready it for print. Cover design

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