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Rigid Airships (ZRS 3,4+5), airborne aircraft carriers: Naval Aviation History (part 2)

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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USS Langley: The History of Naval Aviation (part 1)

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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Vengeance gets a new cover!

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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787 Caught Fire in England

More problems for Boeing with the 787. An Ethiopian Air 787 has caught fire at Heathrow Airport in London. The cause is not known. chip

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Spitfire 944

A great story; well worth a view.

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WWII flight lesson

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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Boeing 787

The Boeing 787 has been getting a lot of bad press of late. This bad press is not deserved, with the battery issue behind it (hopefully) the problems the 787 is having are minor. Mostly indicator issues; these wrinkles pop

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Dayton Air Show Crash

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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Hybrid Publishing

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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The Battle of Midway: 71 years ago today

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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