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Skunk Works Announces Info on SR-72 Program

  Readers, Not sure if you caught last month’s headlines, but Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works announced that their SR-72 program is already in full-swing to construct and fly a follow-on to the great SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. Lockheed told Aviation Week that their high-end tech directorates have been working on special engines (combined cycle propulsion system) that combines a supersonic… Read more »

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Two Books. Two Veteran Organizations. Two Donations.

TWO BOOKS.  TWO VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS.  TWO DONATIONS. When I was a kid, my dream was to fly for the military.  I’m very lucky that my dream came true. These books are a follow-up from that dream…a chance to do good…to do something more for others.  By reading one of my books, you are helping America’s veterans.  Our… Read more »

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Aircraft Comms with Satellites – found in “The Black Scorpion Pilot”

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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Get Involved – The Headstrong Project!

Team, A portion of the Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series will continue to go to The Headstrong Project.  I am honored Dustin from Headstrong sent out this Twitter feed recently.  Thanks, Dustin!     For more information on The Headstrong Project, please visit them here. Readers, thanks for supporting veterans!   All the best, Cheese… Read more »

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More Readers Post Pictures to The Devil Dragon Pilot Book Site

Thank you to Devil Dragon Pilot reader “S.B.” for submitting photos for posting this week.  His humorous email included this fantastic quote: “Let’s see Ford Stevens fly this!” Below are pictures of the UH-1N Huey flying in the desert. Keep them coming, readers!  Thank you for your service, “S.B.”  

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Thank you Headstrong Project!

Some of the proceeds from The Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series will go to The Headstrong Project, an excellent organization that helps the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. They were gracious enough to post this on their Facebook page today about “The Devil Dragon Pilot” book.  Please check it out. Thank you Headstrong Project and Ford Stevens… Read more »