Delta Patterns

Includes full history on “The Why and When of Canasta” “The Last Spad-Canasta 405” “The Real Spad” and ” Great Torpedo Scandal of WW II”…to read more download the full PDF below.

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People and Events

Includes full history on “The First Skipper” “A TBM Crewman” “Skyraider VS Mig-17” “USS Boxer (CV-21)” “Rescap 101” “Spads and Corsairs” and “Maybe Billy Mitchell was Wrong…to read more download the full PDF below.

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Sea Stories

VA-25 was the first SPAD squadron to leave Moffett Field for Lemoore. Before we left, some unnamed persons stole the Acey-Ducey trophy from VA-122. It was a nice trophy of polished mahogany, with a brass nameplate and a real-leather dice-cup.
Nobody had any doubt that VA-25 committed the deed. Doug Clarke and a couple of other ex-Fist pilots then assigned to VA-122 were naturally accused of complicity….to read more download the full PDF below.

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Wisdom and Humor

Basic Birdman Wisdom. “Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.”
“If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick back, they get smaller. If you keep pulling the stick all the way back, then they get bigger again.”….to read more download the full PDF below.

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