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A-6 Intruder and EA-6B Prowler

For my A-6 Intruder Buds! I flew the EA-6B Prowler, it was a stretched A-6, and they are often confused for each other. This is an A-6 Intruder. A two man crew, Pilot and Bombardier-Navigator (BN). This is an EA-6B

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Sea Legs

While circa 1980, this movie is still one of the best on how a carrier works. The people, aircraft and many of the ships have changed, however the concept and operation of aircraft carriers has not. It is a good

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Full circle:Radials to Jets and back

  I wrote about returning to NAS Pensacola and the National Museum of Naval Aviation a couple of years ago. Much had changed, and much had not. Planes, people; even the base had changed after a hurricane smashed into it.

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Example of why, it is so hard to trust mainstream media

  I suppose it is the same for any profession; you read or watch what the main stream press writes about your area of expertise and just roll your eyes. Sometimes it is so bad you just have to laugh.

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Solo Flight

Sliding the throttles outboard, I eased them further forward into the afterburner range. I heard the boom as they lit and began to stage, a quick glance at the burner can gauge showed the exhaust nozzles opening all the way,

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EA-6B Prowler flying from CVN-76

The mighty Prowler is now being replaced by a Hornet variant. I spent 1800+ hours flying the EA-6B. Tough and fast down low it was a real radar killer.

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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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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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