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P-51 Mustang vs. A-6M Zero

North American P-51 Mustang vs Mitsubishi A6M Zero ✈ Aero-Pictures ✈ 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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So You Want to Become an Airline Pilot? The Military Route.

I wrote this article for Airways Magazine as a follow on to Captain Mark Berry’s article, So You Want to Be An Airline Pilot. Airways decided not to publish it, but I do think there is some good info so

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Oshkosh Air Venture Airshow 2016: Author’s Corner

I’m headed to Oshkosh AirVenture 2016! More specifically Authors Corner at Oshkosh. I’m a member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and the Warbirds of America Division. I wanted to fly my own Warbird; a Nanchang CJ-6A, unfortunately it is still

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I will be presenting at the EAA’s Oshkosh Airventure 2015, on Friday 24 July

I will be a presenter at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Airventure 2015 in Oshkosh this week (14:30, 24 JUL Forum Stage 7). Oshkosh is the greatest airshow in the world! If you like- warbirds, antique aircraft, classics, modern, ultralights:

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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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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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F-35C Lightning II gets it’s Sea Legs with First Carrier Landing

The F-35C Lightning II gets it’s Sea Legs. It has been a long bumpy road; but finally, the F-35C goes to the boat. The major milestone was reached off the coast of California yesterday. Developmental Testing will continue and once

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F/A-18 Hornet Video

F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet video. This is a great video, done for the 2014 Hornet Ball. Enjoy! leland  

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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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