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Pitching back into the fight!

I’m pitching back into the fight for 2019! I took a sabbatical from my site for the last few months, why? In that time three of my children were winged: David now wears my Uncle Bob’s USAF pilot wings flying

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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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Pilot Shortage

As my readers know I have been writing about a looming pilot shortage for years. The world economic downturn, age 65, industry consolidation and gutted airline pilot contracts; have all slowed the pace. Two things are now evident: first, retirements

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Deeper problems for F-35A?

This memo (below) was shown to me last night. It has John Lehman’s name as the source. He was Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan years. He also was an A-6 Intruder Bombardier/Navigator and Helicopter pilot (Naval Aviator). I

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#: Sequestration and the F-35 Lightening II; cancel the F-35A and B? YES

The Navy is pointing to the USAF version (F-35A) to be cancelled. The Air Force is pointing to the USMC version (F-35B) to be cancelled. I’m calling for both to be cancelled. Yes, both. First the F-35A: What is the

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