Table of Contents
Flight Training (1968)
F-4 Tour (1970)
The Vietnam War
1st War Cruise (1971)
Linebacker I, II (1972)
R&D at NADC (1973)
F-14 Tour (1976)
S.D. Padres Baseball
Naval Reserve (1981)
Pride Air (1985)
America West Airlines
LinksU.S. Naval Aviator
Air Warriors Forum
Naval Aviation Museum
More Salty Slang
Naval Aviator Slang
Aviator Call Signs
"Where do we find such men?" (Movie quote) *
(The following pages will tell where they found - in real life - at least one..."such man." )
Welcome to my personal aviation story...What's New Link → May 17, 2013
The many pages of this website will give a personal sketch of my unlikely four decades in aviation - first as a United States Naval Aviator and Combat Fighter Pilot, then later as a Commercial Airline Pilot.
Feel free to explore each stage of my long and rewarding flying career via the "Table of Contents" with its red ( "← you are here") indicators listed on the top left of this and all following pages, or by the navigational arrows (← Previous ♠ Next →) on the bottom of each page.
Or if like many visitors, your primary interest involves the Vietnam War and my F-4B flying experiences there, you may jump to my "relatively" mild, 1st combat cruise, or my decidedly much more difficult, 2nd combat cruise, including Operations Linebacker I and II in 1972 - '73.
CDR USNR (ret.)
My "Personal Reasons" for constructing this website.
Disclaimer and Author's Comments
* Movie Quote: This was actor Fredrick March's famous line in the classic movie adaptation of James Michener's Korean War era drama, The Bridges at Toko-Ri upon learning one of the fighter pilots (played by William Holden) under his command had been shot down and then ...
The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Movie Trailer
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