Introduction

Art is now a volunteer Ambassodor at Boeing’s Future of Flight Gallery at Everett’s Paine Field and is submitting these articles for the volunteer newsletter. They are meant to explain flight in the simplest way. Visit www.futureofflight.org for more...

What is Flight-Simply Speaking

We will start with a definition which is often debatable, but I will use the following for a starting point: Flight is the process by which an object moves through an atmosphere (or beyond it, as in the case of spaceflight) without...

AFROTC Gross Insubordination-Jay Hansen

As juniors, we had AFROTC classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of OregonStateUniversity’s Gill Coliseum. Before class began the seniors inspected us in an open ranks inspection. These were nose-to-nose, one-on-one events where the seniors shouted...

A Shocking Crash

This is an excerpt from “Hijacked, A Critical Change of Plans” ¬†A true story! I entered primary jet training at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio Texas in September of 1967. I made it through the T-41 ‘Wash Out’ program but was still not sure I was meant...

T-37 Spins

My job was to demonstrate some incorrect recovery techniques that the new instructor might encounter from his students. The normal recovery from a T-37 spin was; -Throttles idle -Rudder and aileron neutral -Stick abruptly full aft (elevator) and hold (if inverted this...