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Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

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Time to get up

By lex, on March 1st, 2007
It’s funny how the memory well can run dry, and then something comes along and primes the pump and there’s one story after another waiting to spill out of you. This one, like yesterday’s, is not my own, but told to me by the man to whom […]


Aviation is not so much a profession as it is a disease.

Busy As A One Armed Skydiver

yesterday we had a big event at Skydive Twin Cities with my good friend Kevin Burkart trying to set a world record for the most skydives made in one day by a one armed man.  He’s doing this to raise money for Parkinson’s disease because  a few years ago his father was diagnosed with this […]

Father’s Day

With the sun making a rare appearance last Sunday there was no time for the usual Father’s day activities due to the bodies that needed dumping out of airplanes.  This year however was a little because my own Number One Son  (NOS) has started working at the drop zone as the aircraft loader, fueler and […]


After nine days of intense training the 2013 Skydive Twin Cities Accelerated Free Fall Instructors course is DONE!  Five out of the six candidates are now qualified to throw innocent students out of perfectly good airplanes and see if they can catch them.  The last part of the course was my favorite because that’s when […]

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Watching an Ejection

By lex, on November 24th, 2003

When someone hit the “mute” switch on my XO’s fighter…

A beautiful day in Key West. Florida. I’m part of a three-ship of bogies, fighting against a pair of FA-18s from the east coast training squadron. I’m in a TA-4J, a two-seat version of our subsonic, single engine adversary […]

More Oops

My good friend and fellow ferry Pete Zaccagnino was flying at Reno today training some rookie jet pilots when they clacked into each other.  Pete said that everyone did a fantastic job handling the emergency which resulted in no injuries except to the aircraft.

Catch Me If You Can

Here’s one of the evaluation dives I did during the Free Fall instructors course we’re doing this week.  I’m the one in white.

Gravity Check

Sam and Smiley working hard on their first “Hot” evaluation dive.  They did a great job and passed so we’ll  make it harder next time…….Yes, yes, I know, that’s what she said.

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