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Podcast – Episode 2 – P-38

Jun 15, 2007 No Comments

Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 2P-38. Episode 2 – P-38.PC users – Right click the link above and “save target as” to save to your hard drive.Mac users – Control+click the link above and “download linked file” to save to your hard drive. Like what you hear? Leave us your comments and feedback below.

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Podcast – Episode 1 – Budd’s First Flight in a Bearcat

Jun 11, 2007 No Comments

 

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Run Over by a Carrier

May 15, 2007 No Comments

Run Over by a Carrier  Jerry ‘Turkey’ Tucker was with the Blue Angels during the last years of the F4′s then stayed on for the first two years of the A4. During Viet Nam he flew F8U’s. He’s now a senior Captain for Southwest. Here’s his incredible true story of falling off a carrier while [...]

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Press Release – Enemy Coast Ahead & Night of Heroes ñ The Dambusters

May 15, 2007 No Comments

PRESS RELEASE   Enemy Coast Ahead ñ The Dambusters   by Philip E. West   Lancasters of 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson begin their low level cross channel dash towards the enemy coast on the way to the heart of the Ruhr. The aircraft were arranged in three waves. The first wave comprised [...]

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Press Release – Gathering of Twin Tails

May 15, 2007 No Comments

NEWS  RELEASE                                                                                  Commemorative Air Force Headquarters                                                   Midland International Airport   CONTACT: Kay Crites Director of Public Relations P.O. Box 62000 y Midland, Texas 79711-2000 (432) 563-1000, ext. 2231 w FAX (432) 563-8046 http: //www.commemorativeairforce.org publicrelations@cafhq.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NR #06-121202             B-24 TO BE UNVEILED MIDLAND, Texas (May 7, 2007) ñ  The ìnew and improvedî [...]

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F8 Wings Folded

Feb 02, 2007 1 Comment

On January 22, 1968, I was a young LTJG at Miramar, attached to Navy Fighter Squadron VF-53 preparing for a deployment to Vietnam aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard. As a final part of the pre-deployment regimen, all pilots were briefed to fly [ FMLP ] Field Mirror Landing Practice about 2100 that night. This was our last chance [...]

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No Power, No Ejection Seat, No Altitude

Feb 02, 2007 No Comments

It was a nasty early winter day in the Florida Panhandle, with fog, drizzle, and occasional rain as its norm.  I had been directed to fly an AT-28 B [  Navy trainer converted to fighter with nearly P-47 performance ] from Hurlburt to Eglin AFB and get the aircraft there on that day. The ferry [...]

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Come on Knightrider

Feb 02, 2007 No Comments

The Captain of a Navy ship at sea is perhaps the closest thing to an absolute dictator left on Earth. While this is certainly true of most ships, it is not quite the whole truth aboard an aircraft carrier. The Captain rules the ship absolutely, but he leaves the Air Boss to run the flight [...]

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