Category Archives: E’spirit de Corps

The Bullshit Flag

This is ‘a’ Bullshit Flag.  There are several versions ‘out there,’ but this one will suffice for my blog.  I will ‘throw it’ on future posts when I decide something or another is “bullshit.”  “And what gives me the authority,” you might … Continue reading

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A Watcher of Jets…

I have always been “a watcher of jets.”  It began when I was a very young kid at Selfridge AFB, MI in 1950 or so.  Just can’t help it… I have to look up, even though I usually know what … Continue reading

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To All My Pilot Friends, Wherever You Are…

As we get older and we experience the loss of old friends, we begin to realize that maybe we ‘bullet proof’ Pilots won’t live forever, not so bullet proof anymore.  We ponder…if I were gone tomorrow did I say what I … Continue reading

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Looks Like the “PC Queers” Are Winning…

This is the current welcome sign at Nellis AFB, NV:             And this is the sign it replaced (as directed by Air Combat Command): “They” dropped off, ‘home of the fighter pilot.’  Guess it was … Continue reading

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Drone “Pilots”

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Just a Slab of Concrete…

Outside of Hanger 12, at Randolph Field, TX, on the southeast corner, sits a slab of concrete.  I don’t know; maybe 6 feet square, and 12 inches high?  But it’s been there ever since I can remember.  And so why … Continue reading

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Be Alert…

I walked into “M” Flight (T-38s at Vance) one morning and saw this on one of the blackboards: Be Alert We need more ‘Lerts’ I stood there for a moment, completely taken aback by it.  The students came and went, … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: Resolution – Flying

I was devastated when I was tossed out of the ROTC flying program.  I felt like a “second-class” citizen – especially being so “gung-ho” for my first 3 years of ROTC.  Because I had already been enrolled in FIP, I … Continue reading

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“Super?”

In early ’76, Lt. Col. Dick Hansen reported to the squadron (25thFTS) as our new commander.  Dick was an ‘energetic’ individual; always with a big smile and an ‘upbeat’ demeanor.  Upbeat to where it was contagious.  Refreshing. One of the … Continue reading

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E’spirit de Corps Replaced by Professionaliam…

I came across this picture the other day.  It was taken just before I took off on my “Fini-Flight” on 15 July 1988. I had to chuckle when I saw it.   The two guys on the left of Chris … Continue reading

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