Tag Archives: Guantanamo

Off to School

Every two years flight instructors must renew their credentials in order to continue teaching. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides three ways to accomplish this task. The easiest way is by providing documentation of flight activity showing at least an … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Ricochets

One day, the weapons instructors introduced us to the technique of firing live rounds. Now this is a little different from going down to the rifle range and learning to shoot; what we were going to do was learn how … Continue reading

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An Instant in Time, A Crossing of Paths

I was the lucky winner in the fall of 1984. Somehow, I won the squadron lottery to represent the outfit in Las Vegas at the Annual Convention of Naval Aviation—Tailhook. In September, when it was time to go, I travelled … Continue reading

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Any Attitude, Any Airspeed

I am sure you have heard old flight instructors or pilots say, “An airplane can stall in any attitude or any airspeed.”  Come on, admit it.  You really didn’t believe them did you?  I mean, how is it possible an … Continue reading

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Cats, Friends, and Growing Up

My friend, Bill, lost his cat, Mr. Mouse, of 19 1/2 years.  That’s a long time for a cat.  It is a long time for any kind of an animal.  It is especially hard losing a good and faithful companion … Continue reading

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