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Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy pilot serving in the Vietnam. War. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface- to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in...
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We all know what bears do in the woods... but did you know what they did in the Hustler?21 March 1962: Yogi, the black bear, became the first to eject at supersonic speeds when the USAF tested the B-58 Hustler′s...
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In between the orchestrated chaos of the Flight Deck, lies the most complex, immaculately choreographed symphony of personnel who are the musicians that make the music possible.  The Carrier Flight Deck Personnel each assigned critical duties, and each wearing the...
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Time for another Sierra Hotel instalment of not so great moments in aviation.In November of 2002, an F-14D from VF-213 squadron, was giving a Familiarization Flight to an officer from one of the Aegis Class Cruisers. Unfortunately sometime during the...
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