Air-Minded: Props & Jets (Updated)

Moving this older post back to the top of the blog with a fresh update about another mixed-power aircraft I missed the first time around: the Navy’s North American AJ Savage. — Paul Props and jets on the same aircraft, that is. Last year, when I visited the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California, […]

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Air-Minded: Waiting Until the Facts Are In

I hope the investigations discover some heretofore unknown F-15 catastrophic failure mode and determine the pilot’s decision not to eject was motivated by heroism (like maybe he worried his jet would hit a North Sea oil rig and stayed at the controls to steer it away), but I don’t think it’s likely.

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Air-Minded: Manly Men Fly Fighters

I wrote this post in December 2009. The events I described occurred some 30 years earlier. Things that once seemed as if they’d never change did change … for the better, I have to admit. My wife and I went to her salon and got pedicures. I haven’t quite digested the experience, or decided if […]

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