Tag: test pilot

Pearls before swine!

Mat 7:6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. (ESVST) What is that all about?  Let’s take a little walk, shall we? Years ago I was on a test flight in a Super Hornet (F/A-18E), where we…

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“So help me God”

When I joined the Navy I was pretty clueless. My aspiration was to be an astronaut and landing on Aircraft Carriers would really look good on a resume. Space travel to me wasn’t science fiction but just a few schools from reality and the Navy had schools. I was sure I could endure anything of…

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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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