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  • The F-22 Fighter Plane Is Needed
    The F-22 Fighter Plane (Which started life as the Advanced Tactical Fighter {ATF} and later became the Air Dominance Fighter {ADF}) and the Typhoon were programs started in the early 80's. The F-22 is intended to replace the F-15C/D While the Euro fighter plane is intended to replace a whole plethora of aircraft. The JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) is a replacement for aircraft types such as the Harrier (VSTOL variant slated for the USMC; Britain), t Read More...
  • U.S. Navy F14 Tomcat (1970-2006) Retired
    The United States Navy has formally retired the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. I discovered this while watching a TV news channel in Los Angeles. The ceremony took place at Miramar which is located near San Diego. Most Americans equate the F14 to the movie, “Top Gun”. When you mention to someone you spent many years in the Navy working on F14’s, they usually say something about the movie. It’s always interesting to talk to someone who does not know it up c Read More...
  • CNN Salutes Big Mama
    Today, CNN saluted Essie "Big Mama" Reed. This lovely creature in Fort Lauderdale, Florida brings salvation to the needy day after day. When Hurricane Wilma struck, she was there. She was there last Thursday serving poor folks and hurricane victims Thanksgiving Dinner. She served the dinner in a vacant lot! She is one of those great people on this earth who have little but give much. She cares for the down and out. Read about her and other a Read More...
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