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Blue Angel’s Jets through time

Symphony in Blue Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor U.S. Navy Blue Angels www.Sierrahotel.net Posted by SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS on Monday, March 10, 2014 This is a fantastic trip through time, via the Blue Angel’s jets. For a history

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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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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

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E-2 Hawkeye lands on air craft carrier at dusk

Great video of an E-2C or D landing on an aircraft carrier, officially at night. This is one of the best I’ve seen for anyone who wants to know what the experience is like. The E-2 is a twin engine

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P-51 Mustang vs. A-6M Zero

North American P-51 Mustang vs Mitsubishi A6M Zero ✈ Aero-Pictures ✈ Posted by Aero-Pictures on Friday, November 11, 2016 A view from the other cockpit. This is some real good footage, done as I think it should be, with some

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F7U-3 Cutlass….or as Naval Aviators called it, The Gutless.

The Gutless, The Ensign Eliminator: Vought’s F7U-3 Cutlass had performance that was…shall we say underwhelming. It was so bad Navy lore has it that the F7U-3 is the sole reason we went from a flat 100 foot pattern at the

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F-4F Wildcat

FM-2 Wildcat Evan Fagen in the Grumman FM-2 Wildcat in October. Posted by Fagen Fighters WWII Museum on Monday, December 19, 2016 In my book Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal, I write about the Grumman F-4F Wildcat. I’m having a

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NEW EDITION: American Airlines Secret War in China, Project 7 Alpha, WWII

The first book in my Aviator Series is being re-released in soft cover format with a new title and cover. I will have the launch date and new cover posted soon. Leland

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FREE E-Book and Kindle Count Down

I just got back from London and before that Paris, my schedule has been crazy and something had to give. Unfortunately, it was my trip to AirVenture 2016. I was set to be a part of Authors Corner and sign

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Oshkosh Air Venture Airshow 2016: Author’s Corner

I’m headed to Oshkosh AirVenture 2016! More specifically Authors Corner at Oshkosh. I’m a member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and the Warbirds of America Division. I wanted to fly my own Warbird; a Nanchang CJ-6A, unfortunately it is still

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