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Future past and present

Do kids in school still read George Orwell’s “1984?”  I read it in school at it wasn’t yet 1984.  When I read it, I remember thinking 1984 was really far in the future.  It was only about 5 years away but to me it was a look into a crystal ball of a possible future.…

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Avoidance Maneuvers

When I was in the Navy I was a test pilot.  I had an opportunity to fly all kinds of aircraft.  My primary aircraft was the F/A-18 Hornet.  But I also flew gliders, helicopters, P-3s and vintage WWII tail draggers (to name a few).  One of the tasks of a test pilot is to evaluate an aircraft’s…

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