Aviation

Jun
25

Requiem for Naval Air Station Alameda

Looking around a closed naval base
2 min read
Jun
17

Admiral Pete "Viper" Pettigrew on killing MiGs, filming Top Gun

A chat with Viper about his exploits in the F-4 Phantom.
1 min read
Jun
12

Exploring the USS Midway

Touring the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century
2 min read
Nov
13

On learning to fly, part II

Part Two: Strategy and tactics for student pilots
9 min read
Nov
12

First aerobatics in a Pitts S-2B

Flew the Pitts Special out of Livermore, CA.
Nov
03

On learning to fly, part I

Part One: Aviation as craft and continuous improvement
6 min read
Jun
06

First solo flight

First solo flight in a Cessna 172 out of San Carlos, CA.
Dec
31

Quick take: F-15E pilot on the new F-15EX

Why is the US buying another fourth generation fighter?
1 min read
Dec
17

Around the world with "Guru"

Stories from the C-130, C-17, HJT-16, and more
2 min read
Dec
11

No instruments landing challenge

Cessna 172 based out of San Carlos (SQL).