You can tell a Fighter Pilot, but you can’t tell them much. They call their jet a Bitch, a Beast or a Hog, but if you use those words you’re gonna lose a tooth.
GOD OUR FATHER, WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES; AND PLEASE WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY FAMILY; AND PLEASE PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS, AND WATCH OVER OUR TROOPS, WHO ARE DEFENDING THOSE FREEDOMS. AMEN.
On July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK airport bound for Paris, France. The Boeing 747-131 (N93119) had 230 passengers and crew aboard. Off of Long Island, NY, their flight path paralleled the northern edge of W-105. Unknown to the crew and passengers, TWA800 was participating in a classified weapons test (GLOBAL YANKEE ’96) being conducted by the DoD inside of the restricted air space of W-105.
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On the 21st of July, 1948, RB-29F SN:45-21847 crashed into Lake Mead Reservoir, Nevada. The aircraft was flown out of NAWS China Lake, Armitage Field, Inyokern, California. Captain Robert M. Madison and the four man crew were participating in operation “Sun Tracker”.
Some are. Some are not. My personal favorite was Ham Slice. The only piece of real meat in the US system. We have recipes.
Let’s get the Band back together again. Newcomers welcome. Come join the discussion.
But why today? Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.
Ever wonder where your jet wound up? Put in storage at AMARC or maybe flown as a drone and then blew away by some F-22 jock. The lucky ones get put in museums or on a stick or maybe they’re a Gate Guard.
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.