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F-35C Lightning II gets it’s Sea Legs with First Carrier Landing

The F-35C Lightning II gets it’s Sea Legs. It has been a long bumpy road; but finally, the F-35C goes to the boat. The major milestone was reached off the coast of California yesterday. Developmental Testing will continue and once

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Dealing with passengers, in a fighter

As an airline pilot you have interactions with passengers daily, some “memorable” for sure. Most passengers are courteous, even when things go bad. I’ve found the more experience a passenger has, businessmen for example, the more patience they have for

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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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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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Project Seven Alpha available on Barnes and Noble Nook Reader

The first novel in my Trilogy set in WWII; Project Seven Alpha, is available on Barnes+Noble’s Nook Reader. Amazon gets most of the press these days, just a reminder for the Nook readers it is available. chip facebook Twitter Amazon

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2013 Paper Blue Angels Airshow

Funny and pathetic all wrapped up in one production. Yes this is how bad things have become. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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Blue Angels CANCEL 2013 season

It is very ironic considering my recent posts about the history of the Blue Angels. They have cancelled the 2013 season. This country is in serious trouble when the basic things can not be done. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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