Blog Archives

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

Posted in Aviator book series, Blog, Book, Military, Naval Aviation, war bird Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

F/A-18 Hornet landing on carrier in bad weather

US F/A-18 fighter pilot lands on aircraft carrier in conditions of no visibility The most feared radio call a Carrier Air Wing can hear while Blue Water is: “Ninety-Nine School-boys…landing lights on.” My last post featured a beautiful dusk carrier

Posted in Aviator book series, Book, Military, Naval Aviation, war bird Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aircraft Carrier Approaches

I’m often asked about operating at the ship, it is indeed a one of a kind operation, like no other. I wrote this for another site this morning. Admittedly, it is a bit technical. If you have questions ask away:

Posted in Aviator book series, Military, Naval Aviation Tagged with: , , , ,

More Blue Angels!

Another Blue Angel video, and its a good one. This one is special because I recognize some of my old Naval Air Stations in the background. NAF El Centro, the Blues winter home was also the training base for a

Posted in Aviator book series, Book, Military, Naval Aviation Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Super Sonic Flow and the Modern Airliner

F/A-18C Super Sonic at 100 feet, a great video. It happens fast, you can see the shock wave as a ball of vapor as the Hornet flashes by. Let’s take a closer look. In this picture you can see the

Posted in Airline Safety, Airlines, Aviator book series, Blog, blogging in formation, Book, Military, Naval Aviation Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Posted in Aviator book series, Blog, Military, Naval Aviation Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Phantom Attack (part 4)

Our two Phantoms came off target in formation. Quickly I pushed my wing man back into combat spread. We weren’t done by a long shot. “Beaver, picture between Shantini and Texaco?” Texaco was the KC-135 inflight refueler orbiting 200 miles

Posted in Aviator book series, Blog, Book, Featured, Military, Naval Aviation, Vengeance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

TUESDAY FUN: home video from the cockpit of Blue Angel #4

There is still way too much bad news about Malaysian Flight 370. Bad news about Aviation always permeates in the press. How bout an extra dose of fun this week. This video was shot from the back seat of Blue

Posted in Aviator book series, Blog, Book, Featured, Military, Naval Aviation, Vengeance Tagged with: , , , , ,

FRIDAY FUN: Top Ten Jet Low Fly-bys

How about some Friday Fun? Here are some nice Low Fly-bys a friend sent me on FB; share worthy most definitely. Watch until the very last one; he almost tied the record for low flight! Then look at the grass,

Posted in Aviator book series, Blog, Featured, Military, Naval Aviation, Vengeance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Blog, Book, Crashes, Featured, Military, Vengeance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,