On December 11, 2013, about 1522 Hawaiian standard time, a Cessna 208B, N687MA, operated by Makani Kai Air ditched into the ocean near Kalaupapa, Hawaii. The flight departed from the Kalaupapa Airport on the island of Molokai bound for the Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu. There were eight passengers aboard. Loretta Fuddy was the only fatality in a very survivable crash.
10. They don’t do anything without being told to first. 9. It’s hard to maintain a tight formation while puking on yourself. 8. They wear G-Suits. 7. Inverted formation in these shoes? No way. 6. Nobody on Base talks to them. 5. They steal tools and equipment. 4. All their wives have boyfriends. 3. They [...]
I met Pat in 1977 when we were both stationed at George AFB. We became friends and then he became my flight instructor. he was one hell of a pilot.
On January 31, 2000, about 1621 Pacific standard time, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Flight 261, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N963AS, crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 2.7 miles north of Anacapa Island, California. The 2 pilots, 3 cabin crewmembers, and 83 passengers on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces. Flight 261 [...]
What a GREAT IDEA! I had the opportunity to meet Boris Popov, founder of the BRS company that created the Ballistic Recovery System. I refueled his airplane and asked about the parachute in the back window. Like a proud father, he told me exactly how the system works. Much to the consternation of the Air [...]
HUD recording with audio. This post is exclusively for Patrons of the Lucky Puppy. This happened in 1989.
14 MAR 1961, Yuba City CA– A United States Air Force B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress bomber, AF Serial No. 57-0166, call sign DOE11,of the 72d Bombardment Squadron, 4134th Strategic Wing crashed after fuel starvation. The aircraft, carrying two nuclear weapons departed from Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento. Major Raymond V Clay, pilot and aircraft commander. Twenty minutes [...]
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