Air-Minded: Singin’ the Jackie Kennedy Blues

Trump’s motives may be entirely partisan, but nothing stays the same, and it isn’t written down anywhere that the Air Force One livery can’t change. […]

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Again with The Thing?

There’s a menu bar across the top of this blog. Click on About Paul’s Thing and you can view a short photo-essay about this blog’s namesake and inspiration, The Thing?, a roadside attraction on Interstate 10 near Dragoon, Arizona, 67 miles from my door in Tucson. […]

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Air-Minded: Fitting In, Part II

I believe the best person should get the job and if that person is a woman, so be it. You cannot tell me I don’t belong and women shouldn’t or can’t fly fighters if I just beat you on the range and/or at BFM. […]

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A Be-No from the Boss

This morning our volunteer coordinator sent an all-hands be-no* message about injecting politics and personal opinion into the information we share with museum guests. […]

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Air-MInded: Wings of Freedom Photoblog

The Collings Foundation is a private non-profit that, among other things, tours the country with a fleet of WWII-era aircraft. Last weekend its Wings of Freedom Tour stopped at Marana Regional Airport, just north of Tucson, and I rode out to see the planes. […]

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Air-Minded: First Flights

Everyone has to start somewhere. Do you remember your first airplane ride? […]

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Air-Minded: Little Friends & Aerial Refueling

In an earlier Air-Minded post, I wrote about the early days of aerial refueling and the initial development of USAF tanker aircraft and refueling methods. This post is about the USAF jet fighters, interceptors, and attack jets that depend on those tankers to get to where they’re going and back home again. […]

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My Sweetheart’s a Mule in the Mines

I’m continually taken aback by how little I know about my own family, things my sisters all talk about but for whatever reason are revelations to me. […]

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