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A Conversation with 1stLt Paige McFarland

A Conversation with 1stLt Paige McFarland

Interview Conducted by Taylor E. Watson on 13 September 2021 1stLt Joe McFarland, USMC; 1stLt Paige McFarland, USMC; and CAPT Mike Denkler, USN (Ret) Our most recent Daedalian Top Grad, 1stLt Paige McFarland, USMC earned her Wings of Gold as a Naval Aviator 10 Sep...

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Extreme Search

Extreme Search

by Col. William J. Moran, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Member #9091 Civil Air Patrol C-182T NAV III The Call Under the National Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan, the United States Air Force provides resources for over-land SAR.  Those resources are Civil Air Patrol...

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Matter of Experience

Matter of Experience

by Col. Harry C. “Steve” Stevenson, Daedalian Life Member #3122 Air Force CT-39 1960 model Many years ago in the land of Tactical Air Command, I was a major and “staff puke” on the TAC staff at Langley. Because of five years non-rated duty, I was way...

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Flying Story: Landing in Three Ship Formation

Flying Story: Landing in Three Ship Formation

By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, USAF (Ret.) One of the great challenges of flying fighter aircraft is having responsibility for every airplane in your formation, or “flight.” Much of my flying was in formations of two, three or four aircraft. If I was the flight leader and...

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The Living Legacy of the Flying Tigers

The Living Legacy of the Flying Tigers

By Samuel Hui via The Diplomat A Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk I decorated with the colors of the “Flying Tigers”. August 1, 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force, more...

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