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F-35C Catapult Testing

Catapult testing of the F-35C. Before the Navy takes an aircraft to sea for carrier suitability tests they start at Lakehurst New Jersey. An exact replica of a ship’s catapult and arresting gear is set in a runway for testing.

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F-35A/B/C Lightning II

More of the F-35 Lightning II at work. Here is some video of all three variants of the F-35: Air Force, Navy and USMC. The land based cat tests look good; it comes off the deck well. I’d love to

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Pilots vs. Auto-pilots

A quick post from Cleveland. In my books, Project 7 Alpha and Vengeance, I try and show that it is the pilot or aviator not the machine that is paramount. Last night we flew into Cleveland after a long day.

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Art Imitating Life

Or is it: Life Imitating Art? Full circle actually. Chapter 22 of Project Seven Alpha is about Ding Hoa, a puppy adopted by the pilots flying the hump in WWII. Ding was found living near a DC-3 fuselage converted to

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2012 a Fantastic Year!

I’ve been very fortunate in my writing career thus far, (although I have recently lost the first 5 chapters of my fourth novel, with no copies) and 2012 was a fantastic year. In fact my best year as a writer

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Discovery Channel’s Curiosity Series: Plane Crash; where is Big Flo (Boeing 727)?

Regular readers of Airways Magazine got the inside story of Discovery Channel’s Documentary Plane Crash. The article series included everything except where Big Flo (B-727) ended up. Here she is; recycled as a future restaurant. That came as quite a

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association article on “Plane Crash”

AOPA’s Jim Moore wrote a great article on our Discovery’s Curiosity Series Documentary: Plane Crash. Check it out via the link.

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The Broken Wing Team that made Discovery’s Curiosity Series: Plane Crash… HAPPEN!

This is the Team that made it happen! Many of the Broken Wing Team were edited out in the final Curiosity Series Documentary: Plane Crash. As CEO, I wanted to make sure all were acknowledged for their efforts. The Project

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Discovery’s Curiosity Series: Plane Crash – article in STL Post Dispatch

The St Louis Post Dispatch published an article on my companies (Broken Wing) Documentary on airline safety. Discovery’s Curiosity Series first documentary for the season: Plane Crash, airs this Sunday (7 OCT) at 9:00 (8:00 central). Check it out and

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Discovery Channel’s Curiosity series…Plane Crash!

Plane Crash As promised, here is the project my team Broken Wing has been working on for years. It necessitated that I put my books (Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal) and blog on a back burner. I

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