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Blue Angels, A Different View!

An interesting view from “The Boss’s” lead aircraft. The camera is facing aft so you can see the formation as they maneuver. Watch the background as the video progresses. Read about Naval Aviation and more in the Aviator Series. leland

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F/A-18 Hornet, Dog Fight Over Iraq

This is a very good video on the engagement of Navy F/A-18s and Mig 21s. It brings in all the players, including the E-2C. For those that have read my books (Aviator Series) and articles (here on this site) you

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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

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F/A-18 Hornet Video

F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet video. This is a great video, done for the 2014 Hornet Ball. Enjoy! leland  

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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#F/A-18 Hornet: Mig Kill

So I’m not accused of being stuck in the past, an FA-18 Hornet engaging a Mig. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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EA-18G Growler at sea

While I’m still active in Aviation: Airline Pilot, Flight Test and General Aviation. My Naval Aviation days are timing out. Above is the replacement for the last aircraft I flew in the Navy that is still in service. The EA-6B

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