Heroes Among Us

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Heroes Among UsNov 25, 2016 by JV Venable 2 Comments It was July of 1936. Ensign John Bulkeley boarded a Wilson Lines overnight steamer in Norfolk, Virginia, bound for a long weekend in Washington, D.C.  As he stepped into the ship’s galley, he noticed several well-dressed Japanese men in the center of the room.  The steward…






Wind the Clock

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Wind the ClockNov 11, 2016 by JV Venable 13 Comments Flying in-and-of-itself is not inherently dangerous, but it is terribly unforgiving. When the weather suddenly deteriorates, a fire light illuminates the cockpit, or a routine task runs afoul, flying’s unforgiving nature can pump a pilot’s system with competing hormones that quicken reflexes — and cloud…