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Tanker, Posit?

By lex, on July 2nd, 2010

Oh, just droning along up there:

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Back to the future

Posted by Lex, on March 22nd, 2008

Air Force wants to see coal fuel take off  **

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The Green Hornet

By lex, on April 2nd, 2010

The USAF is, once again behind the power curve. They’re building B-52s fired by coal power. And coal, comrades, is eeevil. Because of the nasty hydrocarbons that are in it.

Navy, on the other hand, is enlightened. We’re using biofuels:

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Hornet AR

Posted by lex, on January 26th, 2012

One of those cases when it really is better to receive, than it is to give.

Trust me, it looks a whole lot more controlled from the other end.

Of course, most of the airplane is behind you, so you don’t really pay much attention to it…

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Flying With Spike

Flying With Spike

Hard to believe it has been 27 years since Navy Captain  Michael “Spike” Scott Speicher disappeared with his FA-18 over Iraq. In my reposting of Lex’s posts, a few days ago I reposted his news of finding his remains in 2009.

 

I am sure that had Lex come across this post by Kevin Miller, he would have linked it. But alas, it was just written a few days ago. He tells us the kind of man Spike was.

H/T to spill.

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A U.S. Navy Rorschach Test?

This was a topic today on our F/B page. Which, to me, being in the national news, kinda amused me.

Seems a bit juvenile to me, like something a kid would draw in the 4th grade.  But should an aviator lose his wings over it? Who could demonstrate some precise flying?

The Rorschach test, as you probably know, is a test with no “right” answer. And it is done with inkblots, not contrails.

Although at the time of its creation by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist, contrails were not available.

The U.S.Navy, caving to political correctness, has officially decreed this etching to be a penis. And declared it to be unacceptable.

In an admittedly unscientific survey among Lexicans, the consensus ran from Egyptian hieroglyph   to…..an advertisement for Arbys.

Personally with the way Congress has been doling out money to the services, I’m leaning towards the latter.

I think the powers at Whidbey caved from political pressure. After all those Growlers have to be fed. And dollars are getting scarce.

I’ll let you be the judge:

Arbys

 

Arbys1a

 

 

 

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Milestones

By lex, on December 27th, 2011

I read this article about Navy Captain Jim “Fish” Webb’s four thousandth flight hour with a little bit of envy:

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