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 [...]
A place we can discuss this project off of Facebook. Areas in Black will be Antique Brass. If you have graphics, join the team and upload them on the GoFundMe page above. The initial run will 25 coins. Coins, not people, so toss in $20 per coin if you want one. The first run [...]
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 [...]
They went out of business……..good.
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Since his tragic death, Rich Russell has become a legend in the world of aviation.
I so I posted my picture on the Facebook group, Pilots who aren’t offended by everything Group. In my comment I said, “Roast me”. This is what happened.