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Another hoax like kill-a-thrill, mega-whoosh, software malfunction: this time an F-15

Time to de-bunk another viral internet hoax. Years ago I put to rest the kill-a-thrill internet phenomenon by showing it was a hoax. Next came Mega Whoosh, then Software Malfunction; finally and most laughably, the government of Iran. Next up

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Sh!t Fighter Pilots Don’t Say

I figured when I saw the video $h!t Pilot’s Wives don’t say that it was in response to something their husbands did. I’m pretty sure this is it. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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What’s better then flying a fighter?

Doing it in the mountains: chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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$h!t Pilot’s Wives don’t say

I saw this today and laughed out loud. It reminded me of squadron life and how much I miss that special camaraderie; that special sub culture all its own. Usually hidden away from the view of normal society. When I

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Red Bull Air Races; a cockpit view

Its Friday, let’s have some fun! Time to get back in the cockpit: here is a view of a Red Bull Race. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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In the cockpit of fighters!

A lot of my readers ask what it is like to fly fighters. I found a video that is even better than just that. This video shows three of the fighters I write about in my novels. A view from

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Passing down the Joy of FLIGHT

My children are third generation pilots. While I never flew with either of my uncles (Larry+Bob); they brought Aviation into my life. As far back as I can remember, it is all I ever wanted to do. I have been

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70 years ago; Japanese aircraft were airborne en-route to Pearl Harbor

A day that continues to live in infamy. As a Naval Aviator I rendered honors many times to the USS Arizona as the ship I was on entered or sortied from Pearl Harbor. For Navy personnel it will always be

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Project 7 Alpha back on Amazon best seller list!

Apparently the new Amazon Authors page works! It has put my first novel (Project Seven Alpha; American Airlines in Burma 1942) back on an Amazon BSL at number 81…for Myanmar. Didn’t even know one existed for Myanmar; but I’ll take

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A single-source site from Amazon

Amazon has put together a fantastic site for authors. It puts everything on a single page: All of my books (traditional+kindle), blog, twitter, youtube video, bio, everything in one place. Put it in your favorites: https://www.amazon.com/author/lelandshanle It is no wonder

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