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Vertical Takeoffs!

Thrust to weight! Whether an F-15 in full burner or a light loaded airliner at full power, it is the thrust to weight ratio that dictates a shit hot vertical takeoff or lumbering the length of the runway clawing into

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In-flight refueling; fighters and bombers

In-flight refueling is a skill that young aviators have to develop in the modern jet age. Jet engines consume a much larger amount of fuel. To be able to complete their missions, they often need to refuel. Bombers have much

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Unusual Carrier Landings

This is a good video of some non-standard carrier landings. A C-130 Hercules, night trap, Harrier without a nose gear and more. Take note of the F/A-18 night trap, he landed right of center-line, had that been an EA-6B Prowler

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SPEED IS RELATIVE: Low Level flying!

Speed is indeed relative. Mach 2.0 at 35,000 feet is numbers on a dial, Mach 1.1 at 100 feet is an entirely different experience. Take a ride! If you liked it, try one of my books in The Aviator Series,

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Great Hornet Video!

This is a great video; the FA-18 Hornet. I recognize many of the low levels and areas they are having fun in. I try to capture this type of flying in my Aviator Series: Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance, ENDGAME and

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HEMINGWAY’S SUITCASE

Hemingway’s Suitcase, my next novel, is going to the Editor! I’ve always been a big fan of Ernest Hemingway and his writing. He went through life in zone-5 after-burner. His life story reads like an adventure novel: warrior, spy, adventurer,

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FREE Ebook, again! CODE NAME: Infamy is now FREE too (VENGEANCE, ENDGAME continue to be)

It’s Wednesday and another free ebook! Two are still free:VENGEANCE and ENDGAME, add CODE NAME: Infamy, to the FREE list! I hope you will enjoy the ebooks. leland

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FREE EBooks, now Vengeance and ENDGAME are FREE

It’s Tuesday and another free ebook! Two now. Vengeance At Midway and Guadalcanal, was yesterday but I’m leaving it free today too. ENDGAME in the Pacific is being added today and Wednesday will get you my latest, CODE NAME: Infamy,

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FREE eBook, Vengeance for FREE

FREE Vengeance today! I’m running a special deal for cyber-Monday…and declaring a cyber-Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday’s give away ebook is Vengeance At Midway and Guadalcanal, Tuesday’s is ENDGAME in the Pacific and Wednesday will get you my latest, CODE NAME:

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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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