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New and Old… I was driving to Lambert Field, St Louis’s International Airport today, a beautiful clear day. As I approached from the south I looked up and saw a brand new T-7A Red Hawk streak across the blue sky. …

T-7A Red Hawk and TA-4J Skyhawk, advanced jet trainers Read More »

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As I wrote in an article almost 6 years ago FREE AGENCY for pilots was close. The cratering of the economy delayed the process but it is back. In fact, it will be much worse than I initially predicted. Remember, …

Pilot FREE AGENCY right around the corner as Pilot Shortage reaches critical mass Read More »

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AD-1, A-1, Able Dog, the Spad: different designations and nicknames for the venerable Skyraider. Designed on a cocktail napkin at happy hour by Ed Heineman, it proved to be one of the best aircraft with a long history of combat …

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Here is an old airline joke about your probationary year at a major airline. Question: “Why don’t you ever eat a crew meal on your last leg?” Answer: “Because your family will smell food on your breath when you get …

The career of the average Airline Pilot has become a bad joke Read More »

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