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Tomcat Versus Eagle

This story is no shit because I was there. You civilians try to stay up and if you have to, Google it . The Air Force was thinking about acquiring the F-14 Tomcat.  The ones that were sold to Iran were built to Air Force specifications, mainly not carrier capable because the Iranians didn’t have [...]

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True Aircraft Write-ups

Ken and I wrote down the list and I posted it on the Internets in 1998. Back when I was new at this. Since then “The List” has been ascribed to every branch of the U.S. Military, The Delta Maintenance folks in Dallas, American Airlines, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Quantas. I’m sure there are others.

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The Legend of 666.

Ever worked on or fly and aircraft with 666 as a tail number? Weird shit happens.

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Unusual End of Runway Duty

I hijacked this from Facebook. Read on Loyal Reader….

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George AFB 1979

My first assignment in the US Air Force was at George AFB, California. I was a crew chief assigned to White Section,B Flight. Were you there too?

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As I turned to the runway, 269 was just lifting off and “flop” the left wing folds up. I was thinking, “Where’s this thing going to crash?”

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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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