Tag: Spad

Relearned the hard way! Pilots in WWII did not wear goggles for the wind. They wore them to protect their eyes from other foreign objects that might enter the cockpit in combat: oil, shattered wind screen, shrapnel, etc. Who can …

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What is it? There are five definitions of the word hybrid. Essentially, it means mixing two separate things. Obviously, the goal of any hybrid is to take the good qualities of two or more separate entities and combine them into …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My second book (Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal) begins with the Battle of Midway. Seventy one years ago today this titanic struggle changed the course of World War II. …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My editor (LaVonne Ellis) and I wrapped up the final edit of End Game this past weekend. We will now format it and ready it for print. Cover design …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) The Red Barron: for many aviation buffs he was the first legend of airborne combat. For myself; sitting in the front row of a movie theater in 1966, at …

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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, …

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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 …

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