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On My Way to Work…

This is what it looked like when I was on my way to work; It looks like a departure off Rwy 32R at Randolph AFB, TX.  The gear retraction “may be” a “bit soon,” but Gawd, was it ever FUN!  … Continue reading

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Observation: The Difference Between a Fairy Tale, and a War Story…

A Fairy Tale begins with: “Once upon a time…” and, a War Story begins with: “Now this ain’t no bullshit…”  

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“Well Lloyd, Let’s See What Happens…”

I was flying a ‘contact’ ride one day with 2Lt. Lloyd B.  A ‘contact’ ride is a ride wherein we practice aerobatics and landings as well as ‘unusual attitude’ recoveries.  This ride was toward the end of Lloyd’s training and … Continue reading

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“Bob, Who Made That Takeoff the Other Day?”

In 1980 I was working at HQ ATC Flight Safety as a T-38 Flight Safety Officer.  One day in early March, I received a call from Mary D.  Mary D. was the secretary for MGen. Leroy W. Svendsen, Jr who … Continue reading

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Dan F.

(Dan F. was one of the funniest guys I met whilst in the Air Force.  Although I did not witness the following story, I do have it on ‘good authority…’) Dan was a T-38 Flight Commander at Vance AFB, OK … Continue reading

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