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AIRVENTURE 2017, Oshkosh Air Show

I’m headed to Oshkosh on Sunday, I will be participating in the AIRVENTURE 2017 Authors Corner. All week I will be signing: Project Seven Alpha, Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal, ENDGAME in the Pacific and CODE NAME: Infamy. I hope

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United Airlines to blame? (UAL 3411)

Ok, I admit it; I’ve been amused and perhaps have experienced a bit of schadenfreude. As one of my UAL buds pointed out last night, I was enjoying: The First Law of Naval Aviation Thermodynamics- “when the heat is on

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Blue Angel’s Jets through time

Symphony in Blue Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor U.S. Navy Blue Angels www.Sierrahotel.net Posted by SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS on Monday, March 10, 2014 This is a fantastic trip through time, via the Blue Angel’s jets. For a history

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F-16 Viper going vertical for St. Patties Day

Jet Pilot Climbs 15,000ft In 45 Seconds When your job is to test out jet fighters ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œvia Caters News Agency Posted by UNILAD on Thursday, March 9, 2017 I’m Irish, let’s launch in the vertical for St Patties Day! Back

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A-6 Intruder and EA-6B Prowler

For my A-6 Intruder Buds! I flew the EA-6B Prowler, it was a stretched A-6, and they are often confused for each other. This is an A-6 Intruder. A two man crew, Pilot and Bombardier-Navigator (BN). This is an EA-6B

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F/A-18 Hornet landing on carrier in bad weather

US F/A-18 fighter pilot lands on aircraft carrier in conditions of no visibility The most feared radio call a Carrier Air Wing can hear while Blue Water is: “Ninety-Nine School-boys…landing lights on.” My last post featured a beautiful dusk carrier

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E-2 Hawkeye lands on air craft carrier at dusk

Great video of an E-2C or D landing on an aircraft carrier, officially at night. This is one of the best I’ve seen for anyone who wants to know what the experience is like. The E-2 is a twin engine

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P-51 Mustang vs. A-6M Zero

North American P-51 Mustang vs Mitsubishi A6M Zero โœˆ Aero-Pictures โœˆ Posted by Aero-Pictures on Friday, November 11, 2016 A view from the other cockpit. This is some real good footage, done as I think it should be, with some

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F7U-3 Cutlass….or as Naval Aviators called it, The Gutless.

The Gutless, The Ensign Eliminator: Vought’s F7U-3 Cutlass had performance that was…shall we say underwhelming. It was so bad Navy lore has it that the F7U-3 is the sole reason we went from a flat 100 foot pattern at the

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F-4F Wildcat

FM-2 Wildcat Evan Fagen in the Grumman FM-2 Wildcat in October. Posted by Fagen Fighters WWII Museum on Monday, December 19, 2016 In my book Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal, I write about the Grumman F-4F Wildcat. I’m having a

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