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Multi-Tasking and the Fighter Pilot

  I was watching one of the morning news shows today, a Professor of Psychology was talking about his new book (The Organized Mind ). While he was discussing it he made the following statement: The brain doesn’t multi-task, it

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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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More T-45 Carrier Qualifications; from Student Naval Aviators view

In my last post I commented that nothing has changed except the aircraft. This video verifies that…except for the non-standard hand signals? And here is what it is all about: chip

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Aircraft Carrier Landings; in my old squadron VT-21

Angle of Attack – Excerpt 1 from Thomas Lennon Films on Vimeo. The more things change, the more they stay the same. In my book Vengeance, I write about students going to “the boat” for the first time. Watching this

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The Last Gunfighter; the F-8 Crusader

I grew up in St Louis, just down the road from McDonnell Douglass where F-4 Phantom II fighters were built. My parents would take me to the airport observation lot, and we’d watch the smoky Phantoms rip up the sky.

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Wing tip vortices (wake turbulence/jet wash) visible due to fog

I’m often asked about wingtip vortices. First I’ll spare you any math, so what are they? Basically when a wing produces lift it also produces drag. This type of drag is called induced drag. A by product of it are

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Route of Project Seven Alpha’s flight: Guadalupe Peak

In the first historical novel of my WWII Trilogy, Project Seven Alpha. I not only wanted to put my readers in the cockpit during combat, I also wanted to show the duality of flight during war. Incredible visual sights roll

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Radio Interview today 16:00 (4PM Central) on Military Mom’s Talk Radio

I’m doing an interview today 22 April 2013 (my youngest son’s birthday!) on Military Mom’s Talk Radio show. I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Military Writers Society of America’s gold award for historical fiction 2012. I will doing

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Project Seven Alpha available on Barnes and Noble Nook Reader

The first novel in my Trilogy set in WWII; Project Seven Alpha, is available on Barnes+Noble’s Nook Reader. Amazon gets most of the press these days, just a reminder for the Nook readers it is available. chip facebook Twitter Amazon

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2013 Paper Blue Angels Airshow

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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