F-35 vs CF-18 Introduction.  What I did not say.

F-35 vs CF-18 Introduction. What I did not say.

I penned an Op Ed published in Skies Magazine linking the RCAF introduction of the F-35 to the CF-18 origins more than 40 years ago (https://lnkd.in/gH-ufnr3?; page 54). There are so many comparisons that work in favor of the F-35 making sure that things are done...
Fate, Luck and Choice – F-16 E/F Terrain Following ‘Anomaly’

Fate, Luck and Choice – F-16 E/F Terrain Following ‘Anomaly’

For many of us, the road we follow is deliberate but sometimes three forces play into life’s outcomes: luck, choice, or fate. This is likely truer in aviation than in other vocations, at least if you stay long enough. And that is certainly the case with me and a near fatal event during an F-16 Radar Terrain Following test flying over the Gulf of Mexico when the jet suffered an ‘anomaly’ in the flight control system and pushed hard over when flying at 600 knots and 100 feet above the water.

F-35 Works After All!

F-35 Works After All!

Air Forces are realizing that bringing on the F-35 is not simply a fighter replacement program but the trigger to transform their entire armed forces into a 5th Gen Force.

F-16s to Ukraine?

F-16s to Ukraine?

Allowing F-16s to be transferred to the Ukrainian Air Force, standing up training for their pilots and eventually converting them to fly the F-16 will solve an emotional appeal.  It just won’t change the course of the war.