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This is a break through development in propulsion technology that could revolutionize air travel. The military applications are incredible as well. I would love to do the first test flight! Leland Shanle

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As my books show (Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance and ENDGAME)I love historic aircraft. As a test pilot I also love the cutting edge of technology. Here is a clip of the most recent.

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This memo (below) was shown to me last night. It has John Lehman’s name as the source. He was Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan years. He also was an A-6 Intruder Bombardier/Navigator and Helicopter pilot (Naval Aviator). I …

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I’ve done just about every type of flying there is in my career: Test, Naval Aviation, Commercial, GA, Airline, Cargo, remote, riding through someone else flying remotely, crashing an airliner on purpose; even Army Airborne and Sky Diving. But this …

Flying on the EDGE! Read More »

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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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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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I debunked a bogus video of the F-35B doing Flight Test on a ship. Here is the real thing: a F-35B Lightening II performing Flight Tests on the USS Wasp. Here is the bogus CGI (computer generated imagery) version.

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I started a Facebook page devoted to all things Aviation. There are pictures from my days in the US Naval Fleet, Flight Test and the Airlines. Books, articles, trivia; or any Aviation items you want to present, talk about, or …

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