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Vietnam Era Carrier Flight Operations

Looks like I’m grounded again today. Another rainy day means another great archived video, enjoy. I love writing about aircraft and hope it shows in my books. I’m currently working on book five, COLD WAR HOT, in it we will

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Air Craft Carrier Operations 1963 (CVA-43)

I’m supposed to be on my way south in my Nanchang CJ-6A war bird. A rather large front, currently located over head, has canceled that. So on this rainy day I was poking around the net and found some great

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Another hoax like kill-a-thrill, mega-whoosh, software malfunction: this time an F-15

Time to de-bunk another viral internet hoax. Years ago I put to rest the kill-a-thrill internet phenomenon by showing it was a hoax. Next came Mega Whoosh, then Software Malfunction; finally and most laughably, the government of Iran. Next up

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Sh!t Fighter Pilots Don’t Say

I figured when I saw the video $h!t Pilot’s Wives don’t say that it was in response to something their husbands did. I’m pretty sure this is it. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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What’s better then flying a fighter?

Doing it in the mountains: chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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$h!t Pilot’s Wives don’t say

I saw this today and laughed out loud. It reminded me of squadron life and how much I miss that special camaraderie; that special sub culture all its own. Usually hidden away from the view of normal society. When I

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#: F-4 vs. Mig 21 (History Channel)

An excellent presentation of a low level Dog Fight. History Channel does a fantastic job of explaining an air combat exchange; better yet they put you in the cockpit. chip facebook Twitter Amazon

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Red Bull Air Races; a cockpit view

Its Friday, let’s have some fun! Time to get back in the cockpit: here is a view of a Red Bull Race. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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The USS Randolph in WWII and just after; a first hand account

A friend sent me his fathers memoir of his time on-board the USS Randolph. His father was John Testrake, Captain of TWA 847, that was hijacked in 1985. It is a great first hand account of the period just after

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In the cockpit of fighters!

A lot of my readers ask what it is like to fly fighters. I found a video that is even better than just that. This video shows three of the fighters I write about in my novels. A view from

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