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Aircraft Communications with Satellites – found in The Black Scorpion Pilot Military-Aviation Thriller

Team, This article below may be of interest to readers of the Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series.  It discusses the aircraft to satellite communications program the FAA has been working on to modernize operations. Data Comm is a program at the FAA that allows pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate ahead of departures. This innovative technology is based… Read more »

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Parachuting from a Gulfstream V

Readers- Remind you of a character?  Some truth in fiction! Read it here.   Drake Wins STC for Parachuting from GV by Kirby J. Harrison  – October 21, 2013, 12:30 AM For years, it has been an accepted axiom of aviation that you never jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But thousands do it every… Read more »

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SI Channel: Planes That Changed The World

Readers, There is a terrific television series on the Smithsonian Channel titled “Planes That Changed The World”, featuring everything from the AV-8B Harrier to the SR-71 Blackbird.  If you’re a Ford Stevens fan and enjoy reading about military aircraft, you may enjoy this series.   This is a summary of Episode 1, copied from their… Read more »

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High School Student Uses “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book for Project

A reader contacted me yesterday to share that her high school son used “The Devil Dragon Pilot” for a 9th grade English project.  I’m grateful and impressed…thank you! Reader “M.R.” from New York completed reading the book over the past three months, taking detailed notes to capture the perfect six-quotes for the project.  “M.R.” was required to select quotes from the… Read more »

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The Birth of Jojo Rising

Our main character Ford Stevens grew up in China with his American family, and moved around a lot due to his father’s career with the oil company.  In order to explain “Jojo Rising”, it is worth mentioning the background on how the phrase was born to both Ford and his Chinese best friend, Wu Lee. In… Read more »

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World, meet Captain Ford Stevens

Ford Stevens is a pilot’s pilot. All he wanted to do since he was a young was get into a cockpit. Perhaps explore the world a bit, to understand it…to experience flight in different cultures and be in the sky. He traveled globally with family as his father was moved around for his corporate career,… Read more »

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The Story

A Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller…coming in December 2016! Concealed deep within China’s inland borders is one of the most secretive airplanes ever flown, known as Devil Dragon. She’s sleek, unbelievably fast, and mysterious—her test pilots have one mission in mind: make her test flights successful for operational use as soon as possible. Or sooner. But… Read more »