Tag Archives: Navy pilots

Florida’s Hometown Hero

In the Orlando area, the aviation community is well aware of a gentleman by the name of Joe Kittinger. He has been well involved in the aviation industry almost all of his life. In fact, he has set some significant … Continue reading

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Able Dogs and Spads

  Today, in 1945, the XBT2D-1 flew for the first time. It was another of the great designs by Ed Heinemann, the designer of many aircraft produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company. As with many of the aircraft Heinemann created, … Continue reading

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Running Out of Time

This is a time when many are running out of time. At this time of year, many people are finding themselves on the short end of the stick used to measure time. Of course, there are as many methods for … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

Somewhere out at sea tonight, Navy pilots will finish up their mission briefs and then, just like in the movies, they will sync up their watches.  What they are doing is synchronizing their wristwatches with the PLAT (pilot landing aid … Continue reading

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