Monthly Archives: January 2015

Do you still love to fly?

I’m often asked: do you still love to fly? It is a good question, and not easy to answer. Why? After 13,000 hours of flying it can, and for many becomes a dreaded chore, just a job. Especially with the

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KINDLE COUNTDOWN: for Vengeance

#KINDLE COUNTDOWN deal starts tomorrow morning (1/23/15), for Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal! Vengeance will be discounted to .99 cents in the morning and then countdown from there. leland

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More Blue Angels!

Another Blue Angel video, and its a good one. This one is special because I recognize some of my old Naval Air Stations in the background. NAF El Centro, the Blues winter home was also the training base for a

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Ask the Author on Goodreads

Ask the Author on Goodreads. I have often wanted to ask questions that appear in my reviews, however that is not the proper forum. Goodreads has started an Ask the Author and that is perfect. So if you have questions on:

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And the winner is….

The red cover was almost unanimous. Thanks to all who voted. leland

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Super Sonic Flow and the Modern Airliner

F/A-18C Super Sonic at 100 feet, a great video. It happens fast, you can see the shock wave as a ball of vapor as the Hornet flashes by. Let’s take a closer look. In this picture you can see the

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Pick a cover for new novel: CODE NAME INFAMY

A. B.   C.   My fourth novel is very close after near disaster! All copies of the final draft were corrupted. My Editor and I were able to recover the text, without punctuation, to avert it. Needless to say

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Sea Legs

While circa 1980, this movie is still one of the best on how a carrier works. The people, aircraft and many of the ships have changed, however the concept and operation of aircraft carriers has not. It is a good

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