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Index – The Best of Neptunus Lex

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Beautiful Climber | History of Flight | Air & Space Magazine

Beautiful Climber | History of Flight | Air & Space Magazine.

In the summer of ’58, nothing was faster to 50,000 feet.

Beautiful Jet!

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A “simple” aircraft change? You tell me.

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Yup–bloody skid marks, guts on the strut. But not a real problem. Two maintenance techs are already on the ramp, flashlights in hand, meaning they’d just done a close-up inspection of an engine. One is shaking his head. Crap.

This is the regular world………………..A pilot downs a jet. Flak……………………………

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by | December 2, 2013 · 1:13 am

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From a fellow Lexican comes this from his blog RUMBEAR CHRONICLES. Thank you, Charles Mellor for this.

That is an awesome picture BTW!

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by | September 28, 2013 · 11:54 pm

Lego Plane Pr0n

The pic is from the author of the post at The Brothers Brick.

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by | March 2, 2013 · 3:25 pm

 

 

Some of these photos are from this year and others  are from past Tiger meets

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The Coin Went Flying Today

This is the coin I was given by Mary Lefon at the reception after the Memorial at Fort Rosecrans in San Diego on that day We All said goodbye.

It spent an hour in the air in an F-16CG, 87-0352, piloted by Major Jeff “Oscar” Kennedy. Major Kennedy is one of my favorites here at the 416.

It flew. Lex flew.

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Memorial Day Aerial Video

H5 – WWII Bombers over Arizona Landscape from H5 Productions on Vimeo.

SaberCat1 filming in HD the B17 and the B25 WWII Bombers over and around Arizona's Superstition Mountains and Saguaro Lake. H5 Productions, in conjunction with The Commemorative Air Force filmed these aircraft during the Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 13th, 2010. The B17 Bomber was flown by pilot Russ Gilmore and the B25 Bomber was flown by pilot Spike McLane. The base for these bombers is Falcon Field located in Mesa, Arizona. SaberCat1 pilot, Mitch Kelldorf. SaberCat1 aerial cinematographer, Mike Murray. Editor, Mike Murray.

Today is Memorial Day which is a somber holiday in my way of thinking. That’s why I didn’t use the normal term for visual material such as this. I thought it was a fitting video for today as we remember those who never came back and gave everything so that we could enjoy our lives. To them, I say thank you and I will remember you and what you’ve done.

I also feel that Lex should be remembered today as well. He might have been retired from the U.S. Navy, but he was still serving his country when he passed away in Fallon, NV. I’ll have a Guinness later tonight in your memory, Lex.

Of course, those who never returned often left behind family and friends who also made the sacrifice when they lost someone they loved. To them, Lex’s family included, I say thank you and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers as well.

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