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    Headquarters Chatter – Fall 2020

    Headquarters Chatter – Fall 2020

    Hello friends! Don’t you just love this time of year? As a native Virginia boy who has lived in multiple states and countries, I must say – I LOVE VIRGINIA! If you are reading this from somewhere else, I offer you my condolences. I am sure the place you live has its share of benefits,

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    Sound Judgement & Modified Procedures

    Sound Judgement & Modified Procedures

    As my wife and I prepare for an upcoming move and in so doing go through the “downsizing” process of our home I find myself sorting through a myriad of “stuff” amassed over a half century.  One item I discovered was the operating manual for the B-52, an airplane I flew off and on for

    • November

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    Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation Fundraiser for the C-54 “Spirit of Freedom”

    Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation Fundraiser for the C-54 “Spirit of Freedom”

    Breaking News: The C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” was damaged by a tornado. Update: Our team just returned from a 2 week mission to continue the heavy inspection of our new C-54D. This required stopping in SC and removing some necessary parts from our damaged C-54, the former N500EJ. After many long days of work, we

    • November

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    STAR-SPANGLED AMBASSADOR FLAG TAKES 120TH FLIGHT IN IKE’S BIRD

    STAR-SPANGLED AMBASSADOR FLAG TAKES 120TH FLIGHT IN IKE’S BIRD

    November 24, 2020, Dallas- On Saturday, November 21, the Commemorative Air Force L-26B Ike’s Bird flew with a special flag on board. The Star-Spangled Ambassador flag has literally been around the world several times, flown above all seven continents and over 51 countries. This one flag has flown over the U.S. Capital, Normandy, Iwo Jima,

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    Is There Such a Thing As a Pilot Personality?

    Is There Such a Thing As a Pilot Personality?

    The Air Line Pilots Association has conducted studies on pilot personalities, and they concluded that pilots tend to exhibit 24 traits. UPPER LIMIT AVIATION, MARCH 29, 2016 Why Are Pilots Like That? Have you ever talked to a cop who is off duty? There’s something there…it still seeps through. You can’t quite put your finger

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    LightHawk Flies Through 2020, Recognizes Pilots

    LightHawk Flies Through 2020, Recognizes Pilots

    LightHawk Flies Through 2020, Recognizes Pilots The conservation aviation organization continues its mission. By Julie Boatman October 29, 2020 LightHawk has carried on through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic with socially distant flights monitoring conservation efforts across the US and abroad. It announced its annual awards for the year to recognize pilots who have contributed most

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