Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Hangardeck Podcast

That aviation podcast I did a few weeks ago is out now.  Pitchlock Pete Bruno from The Hanagrdeck Podcast and I sat down for a telephone chat about the F-14, fighter squadron life, a bit about my Dad and a … Continue reading

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Goods and Others

In the sometimes wild and woolly world of Naval Aviation, the verbiage of the business can sometimes get interesting. You’ve all heard of the phrase “goods and bads”, denoting the, well, good things about something and the, well, bad things.  … Continue reading

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The Hangardeck

I met up on Facebook recently with Pete Bruno who runs the great aviation site The Hngardeck   One thing led to another and I sent him one of my photobooks.  He enjoyed it and asked if I could come on his … Continue reading

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D.C. City Councilman Trayon White Makes Troubling Remarks at Holocaust Museum | National Review

THIS is a very clear – crystal clear – reason why I cannot *wait* to get out of this area. Away from Washington DC.  These sorts of people…”politicians”…make up who runs DC and they keep getting elected and re-elected.  From … Continue reading

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RIP Barbara Bush. 1925-2018

She was a Navy wife, albeit for a short time, so there’s no question about her spine of steel. I have a certain affinity for President 41 and Mrs. Bush.  They were married for 70 years, sticking together through war … Continue reading

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R. Lee Ermey Passes Away

Sad news that military icon R. Lee Ermey passed away this weekend. He was quite the character and one hell of an American patriot.  Safe travels, Gunny!! Thank you for all your wonderful service and what you’ve given us over … Continue reading

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Team Alpha, Vandy 1

Nose Gunner Pat Marsh and me with Vandy 1, NAS Oceana Air Show, 2015ish. Vandy 1 is a Czech-built L-39 Albatross jet trainer with a paint job honoring the famous “bunny-tailed” Point Mugu VX-09 jet, also called Vandy 1. Fun … Continue reading

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Air Strikes on Syria

There was a bit of a discussion on my Facebook page on this tonight. The general consensus was it was needed, even considering the potential negatives about the actions. My comments centered around the belief that if Secretary of Defense … Continue reading

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Champ 416

Another shot from my Dad’s collection taken in the mid 1960s while deployed with Attack Squadron 56 off Vietnam. VA-56’s nickname was the Champions, and the call sign was Champ. This jet, Champ 416, has the name of LTJG Jim … Continue reading

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Two Down and Locked

A couple  Potomac River osprey shots during its landing sequence. These raptors head south for the winter, preferring warmer climes for those months rather than the miserable cold and rain around here.  Its always a good sign of spring when … Continue reading

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