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T-38 Rainbow

Some of my favorite photos were simply “happy accidents.” Still I take credit for them photographically simply because I was out there taking the photos, trying new things, learning. This is the case with the T-38 Rainbow. Taken in 1974 … Continue reading

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There I was…The Day I Boomed Muleshoe, Texas

Watching the Blue Angles last year reminded me of another incident that occurred during USAF flight training. Midway through our T-38 training, we were introduced to formation flying beginning with two-ship formations and then four-ship groups (sometimes they were actual … Continue reading

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Gremlins and Aliens – A Young Pilot’s Nemesis

There is a distinct difference between flying with an instructor and flying solo. Well Duh. No, I mean, really. For 8, 10, 12 flights there has been another person in the airplane—someone who knew what to do if something went … Continue reading

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My First (and Maybe Last) T-38 Progress Check Flight

Air Force flight training was arranged around three phases, primary flight in the Cessna T-41 (Cessna 172), the Cessna T-37, and the Northrop T-38 Talon. I survived—actually passed—the first two phases. With six months to graduation, we transitioned to theT-38. … Continue reading

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