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Tom Wolf, Author Of The Right Stuff, Flies West.

Thomas Wolf, the author of The Right Stuff has flown west at the age of 87. Many aviators were inspired after reading the book, The Right Stuff, to seek out the sky. It also became an Oscar winning feature film,

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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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In-flight refueling; fighters and bombers

In-flight refueling is a skill that young aviators have to develop in the modern jet age. Jet engines consume a much larger amount of fuel. To be able to complete their missions, they often need to refuel. Bombers have much

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Great Hornet Video!

This is a great video; the FA-18 Hornet. I recognize many of the low levels and areas they are having fun in. I try to capture this type of flying in my Aviator Series: Project 7 Alpha, Vengeance, ENDGAME and

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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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