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Early Naval Aviation in the United States was a time of innovation and fantastic ideas. My personal favorite was the Rigid Airship Aircraft Carriers of the early 1930s. Essentially blimps that carried and operated fighters from within. USS Akron (ZRS-4) …

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THE HISTORY OF NAVAL AVIATION (part 1). In my Aviation Trilogy: Project Seven Alpha, Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal and very soon End Game in the Pacific; I try to thrill the reader and show the adventure of flight. Books …

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My new publisher (Treehouse) has finished the cover for Vengeance and is wrapping up the re-format. Simultaneously, my third novel End Game in the Pacific is being put through the same process. We are currently hard at work on the …

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A great story; well worth a view.

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Relearned the hard way! Pilots in WWII did not wear goggles for the wind. They wore them to protect their eyes from other foreign objects that might enter the cockpit in combat: oil, shattered wind screen, shrapnel, etc. Who can …

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Some of my readers might not want to see the actual crash. If you want to analyze the accident the following is a side view. Snap rolling a propeller powered aircraft uses the torque of the engine to roll the …

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What is it? There are five definitions of the word hybrid. Essentially, it means mixing two separate things. Obviously, the goal of any hybrid is to take the good qualities of two or more separate entities and combine them into …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My second book (Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal) begins with the Battle of Midway. Seventy one years ago today this titanic struggle changed the course of World War II. …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My editor (LaVonne Ellis) and I wrapped up the final edit of End Game this past weekend. We will now format it and ready it for print. Cover design …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) The Red Barron: for many aviation buffs he was the first legend of airborne combat. For myself; sitting in the front row of a movie theater in 1966, at …

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