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JFK was a PILOT!

It’s true! Researchers have discovered that President John F. Kennedy was indeed a trained pilot. JFK was one of my boyhood heroes, I should have known he was a pilot too. He trained at my Alma mater, Embry Riddle University,

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Do you still love to fly?

I’m often asked: do you still love to fly? It is a good question, and not easy to answer. Why? After 13,000 hours of flying it can, and for many becomes a dreaded chore, just a job. Especially with the

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Ask the Author on Goodreads

Ask the Author on Goodreads. I have often wanted to ask questions that appear in my reviews, however that is not the proper forum. Goodreads has started an Ask the Author and that is perfect. So if you have questions on:

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New Site!

After a lot of great input and hard work, (thanks Kate Logan Newbill) my site is updated! It has been renamed lelandshanle.com I hope it will be easier for my readers to find. It will still have my books and blog, we just wanted

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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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