Daily Archives: 28/01/2012

Recognition for the Service and Sacrifices of Military ‘Brats’

In Dec. 2009, I began reading “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress,” by Mary Edwards Wertsch, again.  I say ‘again’ as I had attempted to read it several times before, and kept getting stuck in Pat Conroy’s Introduction … Continue reading

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The T-38 Ride: Part V – Implementation, Resentment and Satisfaction

If memory serves, the T-38 Stall/Sink Rate ride was implemented into the T-38 PIT syllabus in early 1987.  Rick and I both felt a deep sense of satisfaction.  This was not an easy thing to do – create a ride … Continue reading

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The T-38 Stall Ride: Part IV – The Paper Trail

It so turned out that T-38 Stall Training was a “Special Emphasis Item” for the 1985 HQ ATC Stan/Eval inspection cycle, and we “hit it out of the park!”  In Jul 1985, Nick A., the Director of ATC Stan/Eval, began … Continue reading

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The T-38 Stall Ride: Part III – Discoveries

In the summer of ’85, as I continued to ‘fine tune’ the ride, I made several discoveries – perhaps things I already knew, but didn’t know I knew them.  Or, more accurately, I didn’t know the full consequences or impact … Continue reading

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The T-38 Stall Ride: Part II – Development

One I became convinced that we could teach T-38 stall and sink rate recognition better than we were, I really began to dig into things – and made some interesting observations.  I was able to get into the ATC archives … Continue reading

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The T-38A Stall Ride: Part 1 – The Concept

In the spring of 1985 I was the Chief of Stan Eval for the 12th FTW at Randolph Field, TX when ATC held a ‘risk-assessment’ conference on all of our flying operations.  It was hosted by a ‘Tweet guy.’  Probably … Continue reading

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