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Air Force Slang Rides Again

Those bastards at Uncyclopedia DELETED my Air Force Slang Page, deleting work that was ten years in progress involving the contributions of thousands hundreds a few people

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The Lucky Puppies

Veteran’s Day Tribute to the men and women of the 313th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 50th Aircraft Generation Squadron, 50th Tactical Fight Wing, Hahn Airbase, West Germany,1988.

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Aviation Nation 2012

Aviation Nation, Nellis AFB’s annual Open house was this weekend. I was a little under the weather but Jamie and Rosie insisted we go. I’m glad we did.

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F-16=1 Drones=0

Breaking news today reporting the interception and destruction of a drone over Isreali airspace by an IDF F-16. Watch the video.

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Have You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling?

I just finished watching almost four hours of “The Making of Topgun”. The Lucky Puppies were deployed to Zaragoza, Spain for weapons training when the movie premiered in Europe. Everyone wanted to go see it.

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Ever Fly in a Jet Fighter?

Ever get to fly in an F-16 fighter? I have. Many of my friends have. Sometimes I forget that everyone doesn’t get to do this. Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show got a ride. From her big brother no less. LtCol Camron “Arlo” Guthrie is assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard. The Green Mountain Boys. For the record. I got two rides.

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U2 Incentive Flight

Incentive flights are rides.They are rewards for a job well done. In 1979 I was named Wing Crew Chief of the Month and got to fly in a F-4 Phantom II. Ten years later, I got a Ride in a F-16. You can do your whole career and not get a single ride. Celebrities get [...]

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I’m Back

Sometimes my job is too cool for school.

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Iran is Going to Blow Up

…and my bet is that the Israelis are going to do it while the U.S. rattles it’s sabers.The New York Times quoted officials Friday as saying that more than 100 Israeli F-16s and F-15s staged the maneuver, flying more than 900 miles, roughly the distance from Israel to Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, and that [...]

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I vividly remember the day of the crash. The weather was very bad that day. The first sortie was recalled and we were able to refuel only two aircraft before fueling went on weather hold as well.

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