Test Flight

Test Flight

The test of my new craft was set for sundown. Sun dogs on the Horizon beckoned me, a beautiful site to behold. I had no need to speed, just enjoy the setting sun for a bit. Always careful with flight controls yet bumped the throttle, the speed lock stuck on high. The sun was soon overhead, then set again. Three sunsets later the earth was much smaller in my rear view mirror.



I was assigned to the 45th tactical reconnaissance Squadron out of Misawa Air Base Japan in 1961 and 62. We went to Bangkok Thailand and flew out of Don Muang Royal Thai Base in November and December 1961. I thoroughly enjoyed all the information here about the great RF-101c as I was the crew chief on 56-080 in 1962. I have a picture somewhere in my stuff with a kangaroo painted on one aircraft.

Heritage Flightgear Displays

FEB 2011 – In another amazing insight (thanks to ebay sale) i have come into contact with a person whose father was a USAF F-86 Sabre jet fighter pilot, RF-101 Vodoo reconnaissance pilot and finally a 0-2 Deuce FAC pilot in the 1950-70s.

Additionally for a few years i have already known another person connected to the pilot and they both served in the same squadron in Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut… tho different years.

RF-101C seen landing at 45th TRS home base – Tan Son Nhut AFB in late 1960s.

RF-101s from the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing deployed to Vietnam in October 1961.
They started off flying flood damage photos and missions over Laos. As the war grew tactical recon for operations in South and then North Vietnam became more common.

RF-101s acted as leaders/pathfinders for F-100s in the first USAF strike against North Vietnam…

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Washington Government


The candidate promised to repeal Obamacare, the nation got Helter-Skelter, as the alternative.

The candidate promised to build a wall on the United States southern border, and Mexico will pay for it, voters got Helter-Skelter.

The candidate promised to suspend immigration from terror-prone places, more Helter-Skelter.

The candidate promised to lower taxes for everyone. It sounds like a shell game to fuel more long term Helter-Skelter.

The candidate promised to fix old worn and dangerous National infrastructure, that too got lost in this new Helter-Skelter madness. Politicians now call it government.

The candidate has accumulated an unprecedented list of liars who were fired or quit in the past two years.


Senate Style Sausage




Sausage making has been going on for centuries. Parts of an animal that is not very appealing, fat and scraps from processing that animal are all ground together and seasoned to create a sausage product. Our highly honorable legislature in Washington, D.C. has been compared to sausage making throughout the years.

I have been watching some legislative action on C-Span which made me think of the correlation between that and sausage making.

The lawmakers from each party try to expound on their parties righteousness and the finer points on why they consider a legislative bill should be passed or not passed. Each one flavors his speech with different degrees of expertise, and or BS, knowledge, and assorted hyperbole. The goal is to expound on every reason to vote in favor are not in favor of their Bill. They keep up this self-righteous charade until it is finely ground and over seasoned, sometimes HOT. There is little consequence if it should pass, the other branch is ready to kill anything the crosses their threshold.

The new legislative process is so divided there is nothing they can get done, neither side will give, they both practice ‘it’s my way or the highway.’ They have set a record of getting nothing done to help move the country forward in this ever-shrinking world.

I am seriously thinking about becoming an Independent Vegan.


The Federal Reserve Bank.

The Federal Reserve

I watched Paul Krugman interviewing Janet Yellen about the Federal Reserve on C-SPAN the other day. I felt like sharing my views about the Federal Reserve and the nation’s economy after watching that program.

For more than 20 years it made no difference who the chairman of the Federal Reserve was. It now appears their job has been to destroy the backbone of the United States. Lower income People and Senior Citizens who tried to save money, non-profits, perpetual care funds, and small churches built these United States, made it strong. Why did they have to pay the price for the Federal Reserve’s love affair, serving Wall Street investors?

The survival of these different groups depended on interest earned from savings on small sums of money. With near 0%, for twenty years none of them can survive,  This leads me to believe it was designed, planned to destroy the American economy.

Today the government runs on more borrowed money every day, unsustainable debt seems to be the goal. The banks are giving everyone with a mailing address credit cards. They are expected to go out and buy everything possible, as fast as they can. It looks like this was done to bring the country down with debt.

We must all ask, will a new world order be worth the cost we have to pay?

The current chairman of the Federal Reserve is Jerome Powell. He was confirmed by President Trump to replace Janet Yellen. Prior to Janet Yellen’s term, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan we’re Federal Reserve chairman.

Alan Greenspan served five terms as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, he took office as chairman on August 11, 1987, appointed by four different presidents, his last term ended on January 31, 2006. Near zero interest rates started being paid to savers under Alan Greenspan’s time at the Federal Reserve and has continued to the present day.

I believe we may still have one hope. The new lawmakers coming into office in Washington DC could put their heads together and start to reverse what has been happening. I hope they do, for the survival of the nation.