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Wall Street Journal Confirms Pilot Shortage

I first started writing articles on the pending pilot shortage over 5 and a half years ago. In fact I entitled one; “The Mother of All Pilot Shortages“, that was over three years ago. Now that it is a full

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70 years ago; Japanese aircraft were airborne en-route to Pearl Harbor

A day that continues to live in infamy. As a Naval Aviator I rendered honors many times to the USS Arizona as the ship I was on entered or sortied from Pearl Harbor. For Navy personnel it will always be

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Project 7 Alpha back on Amazon best seller list!

Apparently the new Amazon Authors page works! It has put my first novel (Project Seven Alpha; American Airlines in Burma 1942) back on an Amazon BSL at number 81…for Myanmar. Didn’t even know one existed for Myanmar; but I’ll take

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A single-source site from Amazon

Amazon has put together a fantastic site for authors. It puts everything on a single page: All of my books (traditional+kindle), blog, twitter, youtube video, bio, everything in one place. Put it in your favorites: https://www.amazon.com/author/lelandshanle It is no wonder

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VENGEANCE goes VIRAL!

Okay, VIRAL might be a stretch. However, the VENGEANCE PROMO has surpassed 1,000 hits on youtube. I’m told that is a major milestone for a book promo. Check it out; it’s only 57 seconds.

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End Game, in editing process

End Game in the Pacific; the second novel in the War in Pacific Trilogy (Vengeance 2/2011, End Game 1/2012, A Race With Infamy, 6/2012), is in edit. p7a Publishing has set a 1/2012 date. However, for my loyal readers I

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Best month for VENGEANCE ever!

Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal has had it’s best month in sales ever! The e-book version of Vengeance has caught fire; the traditionally published version is also doing well. The youtube promo is catching on and getting hits. It really

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Flying over the Grand Canyon

Lately I have been flying over the route that Project 7 Alpha flew in my novel. Guadalupe Peak, Monument Valley, The Devils Playground: but Friday evening was something special, over the grandest of them all. I was flying from Chicago

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Ground Zero for Pilot Shortage

It is official: To fly for a regional airline will now require an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating with the signing of the FAA re-authorization bill. That in effect raises the minimum flight time to fly for a Part 121

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As predicted, airlines forced to cancel flights rather than risk fines

Last week’s winter weather forced the airlines to cancel massive amounts of flights. Was it really the weather?

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