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The Dawn Patrol

In World War I, the fighters went out at dawn. In short order, the fighter pilots and maintenance crews began referring to this early morning mission as “The Dawn Patrol.” The pilots would rise early, breakfast, and then go out … Continue reading

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High Flight

My last blog was about the men who saved England, no, indeed the world. The documentary I watched about the pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain moved me. Their story overwhelmingly impressed me because of my realization of … Continue reading

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Air Dancing II

The subject of yesterday’s blog was unique.  The things the human mind can come up with to entertain itself amaze me.  Even more amazing is the control the human mind has over the physical body.  The cliché about being able … Continue reading

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Air Dancing

For those of us who fly, we know our ability to fly is predicated on mathematics and air.  In other words, to fly you must have lift and to generate lift, you have to have a lot of air pressure.  … Continue reading

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Ed’s Hotrod

Occasionally one of my students will ask me which airplane I liked flying the best in the Navy.  The answer I always give is, “Depends.  If I was going out to deliver weapons, no question – it is the A-7.  … Continue reading

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