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The Top Ten Reasons the Thunderbirds Suck

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 [...]

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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.

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US INTERCEPTS SOVIET AIRCRAFT 1989

HUD recording with audio. This post is exclusively for Patrons of the Lucky Puppy. This happened in 1989.

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HOW MY AIR FORCE CAREER WAS DESTROYED

Yeah, I’m going to charge you to see this video because I bare my soul. Become my Patron and I’ll tell you how I was falsely accused of rape.

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The Crash of B-52F “DOE11”

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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God Bless the 37th TFW Officers Wives Club

When the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed to Desert Storm 247 people went through the DT’s.

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F-16 Arrives at Oshkosh Airshow

Maybe he just came in hot, forgot to lower the flaps, forgot to deploy the speed brakes and fucked up.

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Auf! Auf! Auf dem Tisch und SING! Up! Up! Up on the table and SING! So there we were in Munich for Oktoberfest.  We walked into the Lowenbrau tent and they were playing Glenn Miller. “In the Mood”.  Quite a culture shock, not what I expected.  When we finally found a table we were wedged [...]

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The Crash of “Keep 19”

Goldsboro, NC, January 24, 1961- A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0187, (the last Block 95 airframe),call sign “Keep 19”, of the 4241st Strategic Wing, 822d Air Division, Eighth Air Force, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was on Coverall airborne alert. The bomber was commanded by Major Walter S. Tulloch, U.S. Air [...]

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FUEL LEAK

George AFB, California, 1979. I was the Dedicated Crew Chief for the F-4G 69-0238 “Super Chicken”. I was gassing up for the afternoon go when things went horribly wrong. The R-9 fuel truck stopped pumping and I checked the external tanks to see if they were full. They weren’t. I told the truck driver to [...]

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