Monthly Archives: January 2014

I Was Honored to be Featured on: FLIGHT TO SUCCESS

Karlene Petitt featured me on her blog site FLIGHT TO SUCCESS today; indeed an honor. She is a fellow Author/Aviator, check out her site. chip

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Cutting Edge: Paris to Sydney in 4 hours; Skylon’s SABRE Engine

This is a break through development in propulsion technology that could revolutionize air travel. The military applications are incredible as well. I would love to do the first test flight! Leland Shanle

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EA-6B Prowler flying from CVN-76

The mighty Prowler is now being replaced by a Hornet variant. I spent 1800+ hours flying the EA-6B. Tough and fast down low it was a real radar killer.

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And now something cutting edge: Virgin Galactic’s Third Powered Flight

As my books show (Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance and ENDGAME)I love historic aircraft. As a test pilot I also love the cutting edge of technology. Here is a clip of the most recent.

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Vintage Aircraft Carrier Operations (1971)

Some great old footage of F-4 Phantom IIs, A-5 Vigilantes and F-8 Crusaders; enjoy!

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ENDGAME to be Available on Amazon Prime!

ENDGAME will be Free to Amazon Prime members! I noticed many readers of VENGEANCE were members of Amazon Prime. So I selected Prime for ENDGAME as well; the process should update soon. Thanks again to my readers, January is shaping

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Pilot Experience in Press Again

20/20 just ran a segment on pilot over reliance of automation. In many ways it was quite misleading, especially the “seven button push” to a foreign destination. Don’t get me wrong; I am a strong believer in stick and rudder

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3 For 3 (Aviators Series) Hit #1 on an Amazon Best Sellers List

Happy New Year! It is for the Aviator Series already. Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal joined Project Seven Alpha and ENDGAME in the Pacific at the top of an Amazon BSL last weekend. A great start to a new year.

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