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Full circle:Radials to Jets and back

  I wrote about returning to NAS Pensacola and the National Museum of Naval Aviation a couple of years ago. Much had changed, and much had not. Planes, people; even the base had changed after a hurricane smashed into it.

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Aviation Week Viewpoint; flawed analysis

The below aviation Week article seems written in defense of the MPL program European carriers are now utilizing. It’s analysis in my opinion is dangerously flawed and contradictory. First it is framed in the view of a single seat fighter

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Experience vs. Intense Training (MPL)

On 15 August 1983, a 24 year old with a mere 165 hours of total flight time, landed a twin engine jet on an aircraft carrier solo. A super natural pilot? Nope, an average jet SNA (Student Naval Aviator). That

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