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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

Joe Weber, best-selling novelist of such techno-thrillers as Defcon One, Rules of Engagement, and Primary Target, remembers well the visceral excitement of being a Marine aviator. A great imagination coupled to a seemingly bottomless well of interesting flying experiences from those days fuels his writing, and has proven an irresistible formula for legions of addicted readers.

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Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

When Bonny Warner was 14 years old, a school assignment required her to list what she wanted to do in life. So Bonny made a list: She wanted to be a TV reporter, a pilot, and she wanted to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

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Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

It's sunny and 70 degrees, but it's Monday and that means it's a day of meetings at Edwards Air Force Base. So test pilot Gordon Fullerton won't be up flying anything today.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

She remembers her first flight like it was yesterday: Edna Lockwood was a farmer's wife in her mid-thirties with five little ones at home near Goshen, Indiana, and she wanted that airplane ride awfully bad. So she asked her husband to buy her one.

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Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

"UPS Two-Seven-Five-Two heavy, hold short, landing traffic." Mildly embarrassed that we had called ready with traffic on final, I again scanned the clear, blue September sky along the Louisville (Kentucky) International Runway 35R final approach. I finally picked out the tiny speck of traffic.

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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2001

Born on a Georgia plantation in 1915, James Woods never let his humble beginnings as an African American raised in the segregated South deter him. He has befriended world leaders, and as an aviation pioneer, helped break racial barriers and thus helped his peers attain a better life.

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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2001

Though women in airline pilot uniforms are now a commonplace sight, it was only 30 years ago that the front office of an airliner was strictly a men's club. The elegant woman who changed all that took her first flight in January 1958.

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Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

When you look at Joe Castanza in the light of a late summer's day, you can make out the faint scars etched across his forehead like torn tissue paper. And this New Jersey-based flight instructor knows a lot about engines — more than your average CFI, to be sure; he knows, for instance, how to burn off the carbon from the plugs by leaning the mixture during the runup.

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Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

Long before Delta Air Lines First Officer Bambi Greene donned a pilot uniform, the computer science major from New York—who took her first lesson in 1986, soloed on her dad's birthday, and once hocked a car to fund her flying — knew the destination her career path was designed to reach. She did not know the course it would take.

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Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

In our TV and couch potato age, we sometimes wonder whether there is anyone left who seeks adventure in person. Fortunately, aviation attracts some whose blood is more than merely dishwater.

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Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Making it to the big leagues. It's easy to imagine but hard to do.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

The very best test pilots are publicly shy to the point of reticence. Their soft-spoken natures mean they are not well known outside of the flight-test community.

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Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

There's no easy way to say it: Frank Buck Willis Jr. (he prefers Buck) crashed in a Cessna 182 after getting knocked unconscious while flying at more than 5,000 feet.

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Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

The flying Causeys Thirty years ago a North Carolina farm family planted a runway in one of its fields that has produced a bumper crop of aviation-related businesses. Now, that same farm hosts a turboprop and jet charter business and an international parts manufacturing operation.

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Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2001

Don Weber was aboard a piston airliner when an engine failed shortly after takeoff from Miami. Its propeller came to a sudden halt, and the eight-year-old boy could not understand why the airplane did not tip over during the short return to Miami.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2000

The high school years are influential ones. Enduring friendships and interests often develop, and the road first traveled as a teenager can lead to lifelong and fulfilling vocations.

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Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

Most airline pilots hang up their flying careers at age 60. Bob Perry's was only just beginning then.

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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2000

Ray Stits is an aviation renaissance man. What else could you call a man who designed 15 airplanes, built up an aircraft homebuilder's supply business that predated the huge parts operations of today, and created a nonflammable aircraft covering system—all without a day of advanced formal education? Stits, born in Phoenix, Arizona, grew up during the Great Depression and taught himself aerodynamics, chemistry, and business practices by reading books he was able to obtain from local libraries.

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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2000

Twenty miles into the Nevada desert, the ritz, glitz, and excess of Las Vegas fade into rock, dust, and boundless sky. This is the town of Jean, allegedly named for Jean Peters, the actress and former wife of the late billionaire/aviator/recluse Howard Hughes.

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Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2000

In the early hours after the world learned that John F. Kennedy Jr.

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Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

Ask Terry Bliquez what he likes best about his Cessna 205, and he'll be quick to answer: "It doesn't have an ejection seat." Bliquez, 58, is a quiet, unassuming retired Air Force colonel who conceived and now runs Sky Cross Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. It's a nonprofit ministry that airlifts food, clothing, and medicine to Mexican families living in poverty across the Rio Grande.

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Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2000

Like most of us, cinematographer Peter Weschsberg, better known to his friends as Peter "Wolf," has dreamed of flying since youth. But Southern California is a great place to make films, and therefore a bad place to find the time to take flying lessons.

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Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2000

It’s been more than 50 years since pilots fought valiantly in P–47s and P–51s in the skies over Europe. Precious few of those pilots are around anymore.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2000

It’s early Sunday morning at Chandler Municipal Airport, just southeast of Phoenix. On this spring day, the desert sun already is broiling the ramp.