A Navy Mishap you probably did not hear about.

The news was pretty well saturated over the last couple of weeks. What with Charlottesville, the firing ( well-deserved) of Steve Bannon, the collision of USS John McCain and President Trump’s incredibly tone deaf responses to all of those happenings, you may not have had a chance to notice this little tidbit of news. A […]

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What a world we live in………

This week is very busy for me, and watching the shitshow last night in the U.S. Senate was just disgusting and depressing. Especially the part where John McCain just decided to piss all over his legacy right there on the Senate floor. There will be more on that tonight. But for now, it’s time to […]

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A red herring

There is a post up over at the USNI blog that really kind of made me angry. It's a good post, well written-but it's based on a flawed premise. Here I will set out to explain why. Ever since the Navy came out with its completely assinine policy about breathalyzers at the quarterdeck-there has been […]

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It probably beats investing these days……

Another place to put your money: Earlier today, a plane flew over S&P headquarters trailing a banner that read: Thanks for the downgrade, you should all be fired. Fortune has learned that the person who paid to fly the banner is a Midwestern broker, who woke up last night with the need to vent at […]

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The final letdown……..

One of the biggest PR mistakes the Navy ever made was to take part in the filming of the Final Countdown in 1980. I streamed the movie tonight on Netflix-I was really suprised they had it available for streaming. For those who are not so long in the tooth-The Final Countdown is about The USS […]

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Speaking of timely and accurate data……

While looking around for the previous post-look what I stumbled onto on the US Navy’s web site. What’s wrong with this picture? The Carrier Air Wing The typical air wing aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier usually contains four FA-18 squadrons, one S-3 squadron, one EA-6B squadron, one E-2C squadron, and one helicopter squadron. You […]

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Moles just want to have fun!

The mighty war hummer on the job. For once the Norfolk media drove in some other direction than towards Oceana. To visit the working man’s Navy.  Be sure and make your Air Force friends watch this-the smaller, much more capable version of the AWACS:

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Top 10

Low fly by’s. Most of them are by Brits and French-what’s up with that?

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On a clear day…..

You can see a long way. Greetings from Tucson! Out here for work. Flying into the city yesterday was actually very interesting. The flight was full and I was in a window seat. Between sleeping and getting about 1/3 of the way through The Singapore Grip, I did not look outside so much. However as […]

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Speaking of dead dreams…..

Another great deal goes down the drain: Japan Airlines Corp. filed for bankruptcy Tuesday under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law in the biggest nonfinancial corporate failure in the postwar period. The country’s flagship carrier is expected to continue flying and honor tickets with government assurances for lifeline funds, while undergoing a three-year rehabilitation process that is […]

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How much is enough?

There has been a lot of coverage of the Colgan 3407 mishap. I’ve watched it very closely because, living here in Shopping Mall, we are very much at the mercy of the commuter airlines. Unless you want to drive up to Nashville or over to Atlanta and those options are not very feasible. Having a […]

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