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    When I first opened my mind to where I was in...

    When I first opened my mind to where I was in 1965, I had been an office mate of Don Brimley who was a friend of Don Douglas Jr. He spent most of his days working out reliability predictions for...
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    I watched Charles Howell III on the EAA podcasts...

    I watched Charles Howell III on the EAA podcasts and actually used my EAA member ID. He is 2 years younger than I and got to do some truly great stuff on instrument landing never using terms like CAT...
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    I just finished reading my Aviation Week & Space...

    I just finished reading my Aviation Week & Space Technology, specifically the "Fixed Focus" article by Graham Warwick, their Washington reporter. It says the Alia is only being tested by pilots. It...
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    Where I am no longer present is automotive...

    Where I am no longer present is automotive technology. I parked the yellow MPG Pinto my sister gave me when she couldn't get good money on a trade in 1987. My driver's license expired two years later...
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    Here is something most folks here would want to...

    Here is something most folks here would want to ignore. When I worked for Pratt & Whitney in 1978-1981 it was before a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC )was a common form of engine...
  6. I've liked your comparisons previously and this...

    I've liked your comparisons previously and this one is really impressive. Have you tried to fly the TBM to it's range predictions? I flew it to Kansas City one day and tried out all the anti-icing....
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    The major obstacle to my saying "I know how to...

    The major obstacle to my saying "I know how to fly" is the flat panel displays "roll the wrong way" in the real sense rolling the on screen display instead of the seat while adding seat forces to...
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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...
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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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  23. 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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