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The Last Navy Prowlers

VAQ-134, The Garudas have completed the last active deployment of the Venerable Grumman EA-6B Prowler. I was a young Airman Apprentice serving aboard USS Independence CV-62 as Fly One Blueshirt on the Flight Deck when VAQ-132 came aboard as part of Carrier Air Wing Seven…………..This was the first shipboard deployment for the Prowler…………………………Spring 1974……………………………I was […]

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MCAS Miramar Air Show 2014

It was hot. Really Hot. Really Damn Hot. So were the Hooters Gals. For your perusal and enjoyment a selection of pictures from the day.   As the reader will notice, I have some Rule Five pictures……………..The Hooters Girls and a couple of gals I saw walk by. What do you expect? I am an […]

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From my Day on USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 on 9 April

I got the invite from blog bud Christopher Goodrich and his daughter, The WSO, to participate in The Family and Friends Day on the USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity. This was a really good day!

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Traveling in Style.

  The Hindenberg’s Interior: The Passenger Decks. Luxury travel in times past. I would love to cross the Atlantic in this manner. There is just something about it that appeals to me. The rest is at the link provided. I still would love to have the chance to fly to Europe and back in this […]

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Santa’s B-17

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13 December 2013 – Catching Up Again – Ember, Motorcycles, Airplanes, Helicopters, Scenery, and Electric Snow Throwers!!!

OK, so I’ve been slacking off again.  I know it, you know it, and I don’t have an excuse aside from I was tired and got hooked more on Facebook than anything else.  I figured I’d get things caught up even if there’s not much to catch up on You may remember that I got […]

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Pics from Red Flag 12-2

Kath will get to see my new haircut………………………………shaved head…………………………….

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First In-Flight Radio Transmission

People who fly tend to be a bit different from the rest of the population.  That’s why I was amused but not surprised by the first ever in-flight radio transmission From Aviation Humor: In 1910 airman Walter Wellman and five companions attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the airship America. He was also accompanied […]

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Memories From the Closet

So, I’ve been packing for quite a while.  I know I’m glacial in my pace, but I’m getting it done One of the reasons I’ve been taking so long to get this done is that I’ve been going through stuff and deciding what to throw away, what to keep, what’s important within that stuff. I […]

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Courtesy of John Carmichal – Eye in the Clouds

 I saw this posted on Facebook and it immediately became my desktop background at work The caption reads: A photo I took from seat 7F, westbound somewhere near Chicago… 34,000+ feet… Was captivated by the arch created it’s own frame for the Cumulus Cloud The photographer is a fellow blogger who I’ve known online for […]

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