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Vietnam Primer by Col. Joe Abodeely
Vietnam Primer by Col. Joe Abodeely

Vietnam Primer The word Vietnam conjures many mental images—a country, a war, a catastrophe, a noble cause, etc. America’s involvement lasted a couple of decades and cost over 58,000 U.S. lives; so, why did America even send troops to Vietnam? Anti-war types claim that Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist.

Arthur & Capt’n Eddie

I heard from my ol’ pal, Larry Duthie, you might recall the story I wrote about him. If you missed it, just “search” for Larry Duthie KIA. Not a lot going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, so Larry was searching for something to read. He came across the book “Rickenbacker,”.

Major CC Moseley 1894 – 1974

Corliss Champion Moseley (July 23, 1894– 1974) was a United States Army aviator and later civilian trainer. He won the inaugural Pulitzer Air Race in 1920.  Following his service in WWI, where he was credited with one aerial victory, he was in charge of all United States Army Air Service.

The Funny Bunny!

July 1993, a few months after my Dad had “Gone West” my mother was watering the flowers Pop had planted along the driveway. Mom was really missing Pic as this was always his chore. Planting and watering. The following is in Mom’s own words: “When I turned back to the.

Plains Airways WWII CPTP
Plains Airways WWII CPTP

N80201 was the first twin to land at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pic Walker is at left. Frances Walker stands 7th from the right between Mr. & Mrs. Al Litzenberger. Arv Schultz – Editor’s View Civilian Pilot Training in Rarified Air by Arv Schultz, In June, 2013 the QB Beam explored.

Roger n’ Me
Roger n’ Me

    ROGER & ME 24 DEC 1998 Naming this piece “Roger n’ Me” fits albeit is a bit troublesome.  Troublesome as it shares the title to a 1989 Michael Moore movie a movie of much disdain by we conservative folks. January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the.

Randy Sohn’s Round Engine Notes (2011)

TABLE OF CONTENTS  INTRODUCTION …..………………………………………………………….. 3  #01  HYDRAULIC LOCK ON ROUND ENGINES …………………………………………………………………………….. 5 #02  DECELERATING APPROACH…………………………….…….. 9 #03  RECIPROCATING LOAD (MP VS RPM)………………………..11 #04  MIXTURE MISCUES & MIX-UPS …………………………………….. 15 #05  FEATHER BUTTONS & PROPELLERS……………………………… 18 #06  GAUGE INDICATIONS ON A FAILED ENGINE …………………….21 #07  PRE-IGNITION VS DETONATION ………………………………………

Pic’s Airmaster
Pic’s Airmaster

Pic’s Airmaster story In the 1930’s, my father, and his non-flying brother, operated a fixed-base operation in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They owned a Gulf Oil bulk plant and sold fuel and oil from their FBO. Prior to their aviation enterprises, they settled in Cheyenne selling produce from my grandfather’s farm east.

STEARMAN TRAINING GUIDE (2019)

https://captainbillywalker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Stearman-Training-Guide-REV-2019-1-16-NOV-2019.pdf IF THE ABOVE LINK DOESN’T WORK THE FOLLOWING HAS MOST EVERYTHING. IT IS AN UPDATED VERSION OF MY “STEARMAN TRAINING GUIDE.” I’VE ELIMINATE THE REFERENCES TO THE CAF (AN ORGANIZATION THAT WAS ONCE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME). THE PRESENT LEADERSHIP LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY AS MADE THE.

Fly the Wing
Fly the Wing

Towards the end of my airline flying career I was asked by pilot/author, Captain Mark Holt, a Delta Airlines pilot, if I would be interested in writing a book that would help pilots transitioning into the airline world.  Mark wrote Turbine Pilots Flight Manual. Mark’s book has sold well over the.