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The Lexicans · 12h ago

Agitprop II

By lex, on August 26th, 2009 I was half-listening to NPR on the way in to work this morning, and of course the main topic of discussion was the late senator from Massachusetts. The senator f...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

In the Mail

By lex, on August 23rd, 2009 If you grew up with a martial mindset in the late 70s and early 80s, it was impossible not to be aware of the magazine “Soldier of Fortune.” A quick perusal of t...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

The Box Office

By lex, on August 20th, 2009 Got this through the email pipe. While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts,...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

You Can’t Judge

By lex, on August 15th, 2009 Three flights today with the Barnstormers. The first with a couple of young men from Southwest England, sponsored by their parents while (whilst?) on holidays. M...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

The Gutless Cutlass

By lex, on August 9th, 2009 When I was going through my initial FRS CQ in the FA-18 – the first time we, as fledgling naval aviators would land aboard ship at night – the landing signal offi...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Tailhooks

By lex, on August 6th, 2009 Non-approved usage. Carrier Quals from Beeville, Texas, the story goes. A little bit of land left. The student allegedly climbed “up” the F-9F advanced training j...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Flanker Ops

By lex, on August 1st, 2009 And now, for something entirely different. First impressions: An interesting video*, in that “not-quite-right” kind of way. I guess it’s what you get used to. The...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Low Levels

By lex, on July 30th, 2009 There’s something almost addictive about high speed, low level flying. Watching the world unfold beneath you close at hand is undeniably thrilling, and the blur of...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Navy: Chicken, Road

  By lex, on July 30th, 2009 Subject: The U.S. Navy answers the question: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Naval Education and Training Command (NAVEDTRA): The purpose is to familiarize...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

San Joaquin Travelogue

By lex, on July 17th, 2009 Flew the club Cardinal out of Montgomery yesterday afternoon for the flight to Hanford, California. The shoreline VFR transition route took me through LA’s Class B...