As you know, whenever there’s more to say, as a blogger I’m contractually obligated to say it!
I don’t do boats. I didn’t fly the Rafale. I’m not French. But this has to be the coolest video I’ve seen in a long while, and I want to share it.
I’m a blogger. I love to share, but I’ve learned to hold some things back.
It’s not that decision-makers ignore warnings. They know about them. But they also think about what acting on those warnings will cost, and what the odds are that predicted failures will ever come. Profit trumps safety every time.
The Federal Aviation Administration may ditch the word “airman.” One has to wonder how long it’ll be before the U.S. Air Force follows suit.
I don’t doubt the bad guys knew who we were and where we lived. Whether they planned to take us out on the eve of World War Three is another thing.
This wasn’t just something slipping through the cracks. It was a catastrophic breakdown in training, scheduling, and leadership.
My friend Joe Coles, who publishes the excellent Hush Kit aviation blog, asked for my thoughts on the USAF’s new version of its legacy fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II.