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BOOK 4 COMPLETE!

I haven’t been writing articles for a while so I could devote my time to finishing: CODE NAME Infamy. The initial manuscript is with my publisher for edit. I hope to have it out in the next six weeks. I

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Amazon count down deals! Vengeance and Endgame for a deep discount!

The Amazon count down deal is on for Vengeance and Endgame, get a deeply discounted copy now. leland

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AMAZON Count-Down Deals: Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance and ENDGAME deeply discounted!

The award winning (MWSA 2012) Aviator Series (Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance, ENDGAME) E-books are deeply discounted this week! I was able to convince my publisher (Pen and Sword Books) to discount Project 7 Alpha to the lowest price it has

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Day and Night Aircraft Carrier Landings (split screen)

I’ve often been asked the difference: Day is basically a race track pattern; a flight enters the break at 800 feet and after passing the carrier turns hard to the down wind. In the break the jet decelerates to landing

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More T-45 Carrier Qualifications; from Student Naval Aviators view

In my last post I commented that nothing has changed except the aircraft. This video verifies that…except for the non-standard hand signals? And here is what it is all about: chip

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Aircraft Carrier Landings; in my old squadron VT-21

Angle of Attack – Excerpt 1 from Thomas Lennon Films on Vimeo. The more things change, the more they stay the same. In my book Vengeance, I write about students going to “the boat” for the first time. Watching this

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The Last Gunfighter; the F-8 Crusader

I grew up in St Louis, just down the road from McDonnell Douglass where F-4 Phantom II fighters were built. My parents would take me to the airport observation lot, and we’d watch the smoky Phantoms rip up the sky.

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Wing tip vortices (wake turbulence/jet wash) visible due to fog

I’m often asked about wingtip vortices. First I’ll spare you any math, so what are they? Basically when a wing produces lift it also produces drag. This type of drag is called induced drag. A by product of it are

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Route of Project Seven Alpha’s flight: Guadalupe Peak

In the first historical novel of my WWII Trilogy, Project Seven Alpha. I not only wanted to put my readers in the cockpit during combat, I also wanted to show the duality of flight during war. Incredible visual sights roll

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Radio Interview today 16:00 (4PM Central) on Military Mom’s Talk Radio

I’m doing an interview today 22 April 2013 (my youngest son’s birthday!) on Military Mom’s Talk Radio show. I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Military Writers Society of America’s gold award for historical fiction 2012. I will doing

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