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Ace relates numerous pulse racing, jaw-dropping scenarios from his adventures as an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot. As a Learjet charter pilot his clientele varied from wealthy Palm Beach socialites to hyper-wealthy South Florida drug kingpins. Layovers included: five-star hotels in Paris and jail cells in Venezuela. Implausible anecdotes that take the reader well outside the envelope are the norm. His experience as a “night freight dog” and “nonsked” airline captain reveal the potentially ugly underbelly of commercial aviation.
The Rogue Aviator

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THE FOG OF WAR

It was a sortie war. Our enemy was the U.S. Navy. We were in a contest for appropriations – more sorties – more bombs dropped. I remained incensed over the pointless loss of life, the unbelievable incompetence of our leadership.

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SOLAR IMPULSE-AVIATION BREAKTHROUGH

Bertrand Picard and his Solar Impulse aircraft are now in Nanjing, China preparing for the long leg across the Pacific Ocean http://www.solarimpulse.com/ . While the Solar impulse mission of flying around the world is quite an undertaking and a costly operation it appears that solar aviation is a burgeoning reality.

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GERMANWINGS FLIGHT 9525 ANALYSIS

When the totality of the investigation is complete it is near certain that it will reveal that the pilot remaining in the cockpit intentionally caused the crash.

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DANGER-Airline Pilots in Experimental Airplanes

Yesterday, Harrison Ford, http://usat.ly/1AMAEEr the famous actor and veteran pilot “bought the farm”—or perhaps we should say the golf course— as he augured into the fairway at the Penmar Golf course adjacent to the Santa Monica airport

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DRUNKEN DRONE DRIVERS

The intentional misuse of drones is in its infancy. Let’s have a few beers, crank up the drone and have some fun.

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GREAT AVIATION BOOKS FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS

    The best holiday gifts money can buy are books. They are also inexpensive to ship ($2.50 for USPS “media mail”). If you have friends, neighbors, relatives, or airport and pilot colleagues who may be remotely interested in aviation, the following list of aviation books will pleasantly entertain these people: In honor of the…

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