Monthly Archives: September 2012

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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Dangerous Sky – Combat Rescue: Part # 2 – Wolf FAC

Introductory note: Before  we tell Hippo’s story and complete the telling of the rescue of a downed Air Force Wild Weasel crew well inside North Vietnam in November 1972, I think it necessary to provide a short comment on how … Continue reading

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Dangerous Sky – Combat Rescue: Part #1 – Sandy Superb

Few missions are more dangerous than rescue of a downed aircrew behind enemy lines.  Needless to say, a slow moving helicopter is an easy target. The aircrew location must be exact, few search planes escaped damage,  suppressing enemy fire critical.  … Continue reading

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James Tiberius Kirk, Where Are You?

Ask any pilot, why or how they got into flying and you’ll find multiple answers, many will overlap but some will be unique, but all will be a personal thing long remembered.

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Air War Vietnam: Remembrance at 40 Years – All Days Come From One Day

Note: This article was originally posted April 10, 2012 on the Project White Horse Blog On April 10, 1972, Midway steamed under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, bound on a 7800 mile voyage to the Vietnam War Zone.  … 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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Remembered Sky

Everyone at one time or another stumbles across something or someone that sends their mind cascading back in time to people and events that have shaped their lives. Aviators in particular are notorious for that instantaneous hands in the air … Continue reading

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