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Sara

Sixty-six years ago today the USS Saratoga, CV-3, fell victim to a horrendous attack by the Japanese.  The Japanese, taking advantage of poor weather and low clouds, were able to approach the aircraft carrier at about five o’clock in the … 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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True Solitude

In yesterday’s blog, I touched on the peculiar sense of solitude found only in flying alone.  I have spent my fair share of flight time flying solo.  In my Part 135 days, I was alone from Sunday night to Friday … Continue reading

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