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WWII’s USS Arizona Memorial accepts more of her crew

  After hours at the USS Arizona Memorial,  crew members that survived the sinking,  join their former ship mates. A reminder of the cost paid all those years ago.

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White Flags over the Brooklyn Bridge

  White American Flags fly over New York City. The symbology is so obvious; the operation, professional, clean and executed perfectly. The location; where it all started (for most Americans). A terrorist flag? A Russian flag? No; an American Flag

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BOEING 787 Airshow; IMPRESSIVE!

  The Boeing 787 is an impressive machine. This airshow prep shows the performance of the aircraft, obviously light loaded. Still it looks fun! leland  

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APOLLO 11; the first man on the moon was a Naval Aviator

It’s been 45 years; but I still vividly remember watching Apollo 11 land on the moon as a little boy. My family watched on a small black and white TV. When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface I didn’t know he

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MH17 Shoot Down

Malaysian Air Flight 17 was shot down over Ukrainian airspace by a Russian SA-11 (Buk) surface to air missile yesterday; ironically on the 18th anniversary of TWA-800 exploding off of Long Island. Unlike MH370, which disappeared over the ocean, the

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AMAZON Count-Down Deals: Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance and ENDGAME deeply discounted!

The award winning (MWSA 2012) Aviator Series (Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance, ENDGAME) E-books are deeply discounted this week! I was able to convince my publisher (Pen and Sword Books) to discount Project 7 Alpha to the lowest price it has

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Old Friends and New-hires ( #BIF guest post from my friend Mark Berry)

New-hires are among us. Not since before 9/11/2001 have I seen so many bright, shiny faces and new uniforms. As airline employees, we all love to fly, but the beaming smiles of new-hires are unmistakable. It has been a long

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Phantom Attack (part 4)

Our two Phantoms came off target in formation. Quickly I pushed my wing man back into combat spread. We weren’t done by a long shot. “Beaver, picture between Shantini and Texaco?” Texaco was the KC-135 inflight refueler orbiting 200 miles

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15 years of publishing experience in 15 minutes

Traditional Publishing, Self Publishing, Indie Publishing, Hybrid Publishing: I’ve done them all in the last 15 years. I recently spoke at the St Louis Publishers Association (SLPA) on my experience as an author in the world of publishing. It has

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St Louis Publishers Association (Guest Speaker)

I will be one of the guest speakers at the St Louis Publishers Association on Wednesday night the 9th of April. If you are in town come on by. leland Read more on airlines, Naval Aviation and air combat exploits

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