Category Archives: The Flying Circus

The Flying Circus Toy Shop: Recommendations

The Flying Circus Hey Mom, when I grow up I wanna be a fighter pilot …………… Son, I’m sorry, but you can’t do both … of flight jackets, patches, aircraft pictures, models, books, watches, coffee mugs, ‘I luv me walls’ … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017: What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?

Burns and Novick The Vietnam War – A Counter Anthology The PBS documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick has received critical acclaim  and has been recommended for showing in schools. It follows Burns reputation well as … Continue reading

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“It’s Only Reading If You Do It”

Blown Slick Series #6 It is a true statement but not an indictment, that the fleets of the world never had a formal requirement for an airplane, or a submarine, or a communications satellite. Instead, in all cases, a debate … Continue reading

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The 4th of June – Remembered Sky Day

Blown Slick Series#5 The A-7 Corsair II carried a healthy fuel load for a carrier based strike aircraft.  On major strikes – those to significant, highly defended targets – into North Vietnam called “Alpha Strikes” with 30 -40  A-7,s, A-6’s, F-4’s, bombers, … Continue reading

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Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines: Heroes & Relics

Believe that some good thing is possible, find the principle that makes it so, put the principle into practice, there you have it –  Freedom              Richard Bach As related in the previous two posts, Remembered Sky certainly flows from … Continue reading

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Story Telling

Richard Bach -“Paradise is a personal thing.” Once taken on, flying runs deeply and permanently in one’s blood, and I find that since I can’t “do” anymore, I need to remember and to “tell” and have some fun doing it. … Continue reading

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Remembered Sky: Gift of Wings

Throughout our lives we receive multiple gifts, many simply because we are loved. Whether private, commercial or military, aviators are given the gift of wings only if they earn the right and persist in a pursuit of perfecting the gift. … Continue reading

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Sticks & Wires & Cloth

“An airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly.  An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power … Continue reading

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