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The FAA approves the battery fix for the Boeing 787. Boeing began pre-delivery flights late last week. The fixes are designed to address more than just the overheat problem. Commercial service will not return until the fixes are implemented and …

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Funny and pathetic all wrapped up in one production. Yes this is how bad things have become. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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It is very ironic considering my recent posts about the history of the Blue Angels. They have cancelled the 2013 season. This country is in serious trouble when the basic things can not be done. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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We saw the Blue Angels in F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks and now the latest: the F/A-18 Hornet. Enjoy the show! chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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A new Wikipedia page on the Discovery Curiosity Series documentary: Plane Crash mentions Broken Wing. Well, tangentially actually, as an owner of Big Flo (N293AS) the aircraft used. While technically accurate, Broken Wing did own the aircraft, much was left …

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What I still consider the best airshow the Blues did, the A-4. When I was going through flight school in VT-4 on board NAS Pensacola we got to watch the show weekly when they practiced. My favorite music video of …

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I was talking to my good friend Forrest Murray a few days ago about the book, The Bridges at Toko Ri by James Michener. We also talked about the movie which was very well done; it was also influential to …

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I’m often asked: “What is it like to go super sonic?” At altitude, to be honest, numbers on a dial. 1.0 or 2.0 Mach is not that different from .8 at altitude. .8 is what an average airliner cruises at. …

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I took this photo just before a morning launch in Tampa. It was a beautiful day, all the way to Chicago. On days like this you really appreciate the view from the MD-80 office. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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What many believe was the best Blue Angles show; the F-4 Phantom II. The quintessential fighter. I loved flying it! It was a beast, and was always trying to kill you, but the ride was worth it. Take it for …

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