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    One Sunday in 1980 Jim Beaver wanted to charter a...

    One Sunday in 1980 Jim Beaver wanted to charter a Grumman Trainer in Lancaster and fly to Mojave to look in on Bert Rutan. We ate the $100.00 hamburger and then sauntered over to the porch of Scaled...
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    The heat of summer had passed. The contract for...

    The heat of summer had passed. The contract for the Apollo Range/Instrumented Aircraft was ours. Now the task was to configure a Military version of the new DC-9 airliner and sell it to the USAF....
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    Gathering Necessary Resources

    The first official data I held in my hands in 1965 was printouts on fan fold 124 character wide computer print outs. It was the trajectories of the proposed Apollo capsule for various orbits to make...
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    What was really in my way getting to the flight...

    What was really in my way getting to the flight line in 1965 and continues to censor even today? I had an English teacher in Freshman year who was not Honors English. I opted out of Honors as maybe...
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    The last data I worked with was the analytic...

    The last data I worked with was the analytic derivatives for the various axes of an aircraft. The earlier work only had limits on rate and angle. Bob Watzke of Aerodynamics at Douglas Aircraft Long...
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    Analytical, Imaginary and Real

    In the analytical world I have flown F-4 Phantoms, a FX that fit a proposal, and the various Adversaries in tactical situations up to and including launch and flyout of AIM-9, AIM-7 and a...
  7. Thread: Thank you

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    I would like to thank those who set up all the...

    I would like to thank those who set up all the accommodations and airfield access links online. I got all of my stuff on time and with Flt Delta only needed Super Shuttle and Pronto Cab to get from...
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    Like an old acquaintance now. I can root for your...

    Like an old acquaintance now. I can root for your sequence of fulfillments!
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    This is where I need to be led by the hand to the...

    This is where I need to be led by the hand to the first actual takeoff of the Space Transportation System "Shuttle." I was there that morning parked in the GA airport just outside Kennedy with my two...
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    Where I coming from in GA development.

    I've learned from the great of airplanes I have no creative focus in style. I sort of just meandered in. Start with the Vespa Gran Sport 160 that another resident in Huber House at the University of...
  11. I made a briefing at Shaw AFB in 1967 and began...

    I made a briefing at Shaw AFB in 1967 and began searching out available RB and EB-66 airframes to be converted to USMC pod counter measures as chosen for the EA-6B. Later, the theater air commander...
  12. My new togs clothing from EAA store for upcoming arrival at AIRVENTURE

    When I opened the box I saw that the "Biplane" t-shirt featured what I would call an AN-2 which I would identify as designed in the Ukraine but often built elsewhere. It has windows as if for...
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    I found this item for $50.00 with a whole lot of...

    I found this item for $50.00 with a whole lot of new airplanes in the store section within the program. What is totally missing now is my entire log book of flights and every instance of a calculated...
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    My initial point of view comes from being asked...

    My initial point of view comes from being asked to determine if the A-1 (AD) production line could be reopened. This was in 1965. As a first step I was asked to look at Navy Safety Center San Bruno...
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    Why did you exclude "engine failure." Have you...

    Why did you exclude "engine failure." Have you never heard of "Tillie" from WW-II and her diaphram for Spitfires to fly negative "g's"? Or an inverted flight tank? Saber jets, barrel roll, Phantoms...
  16. I saw today that the first DWC off to...

    I saw today that the first DWC off to circumnavigate the earth on April 6 was "Chicago." Sorry you missed it.
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    I got lost at ARESTI diagrams that had to be...

    I got lost at ARESTI diagrams that had to be flown exactly as planned where every item in sequence was judged. My only experience even with the lingo was some WW-I books that sat on a window ledge...
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    I don't have a DWC for today.

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  19. Or as someone at Douglas said after all the...

    Or as someone at Douglas said after all the important designers had left. He is like a Trappist monk he just says anything that comes into his head. Things below the tonsorial are below mention. My...
  20. My son had his wedding reception dinner at Buca...

    My son had his wedding reception dinner at Buca Di Beppo in Austin more than twenty years ago. I'm sorry to see they are gone now. Somewhat like Gennaro's in Seal Beach which has something to do with...
  21. I'm just catching up. I had learned 6061 is for...

    I'm just catching up. I had learned 6061 is for marine use like Grumman canoes and boats, 7075 is for 707's and DC-8's and the new stuff is 7475 before GLARE. I had an ALCOA catalog in 1981 but that...
  22. "The morning dawned bright and clear and across...

    "The morning dawned bright and clear and across the meadow you could hear the sounds of aero engines."
    "Albert Speer was a blabbermouth." on deception ECM "Never go where you said you were never...
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    Flight Simulator, MS_FS 2021 is updated now, it...

    Flight Simulator, MS_FS 2021 is updated now, it was not too big, but mandatory. Where is this CRJ 550/700 for sale? X-Box or some ASOBO store? It isn't an addition to the basic fleet.
  24. I thought my memory needed to be tested. This was...

    I thought my memory needed to be tested. This was a the sketch I made of an experience in a clearing in Dexter, Michigan.
  25. I didn't want to repeat an experience so I looked further.

    I had met a Howard DGA like "Mr. Mulligan" my last year in college. I learned Boeing airliners used Menasco landing gear as did the DC-9 which I was proposing to the USAF as the C-9A so of course...
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