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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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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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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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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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Summer Deal on Books

All of my e-books are on sale at $3.99 for a summer sale. Project Seven Alpha, Vengeance and ENDGAME are all on sale! Remember only a few more days until the “Win a Ride in a Warbird” contest is over.

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Greetings from Santiago, Chile!

  Greetings from Santiago, the city where much of my fourth novel (Code Name; Infamy) unfolds. I was a member of the cockpit crew that flew a 777 in early this morning. Over the night I was reminded of the

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SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT- CODE NAME Infamy

Author Signed Fiction: ThrillerLeland Shanle’s CODE NAME: Infamy, the ruthless SS Director of NaziGermany’s nuclear weapons program and an Imperial Japanese pilot who haslost everything have commandeered one of Japan’s top-secret submarineaircraft carriers and have two American cities in their

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