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Jefferson sent James Monroe and Thomas Pinkney to England to negotiate a treaty that would resolve our differences. In December 1806, the pair brought back a proposed treaty that did not include an agreement by England to end impressment. Jefferson refused to send the document to Congress for ratification in January 1807 so the treaty died.Read More
In June 1807, the Royal Navy was blockading two, 80-gun French ships of the line which had called in Hampton, VA and were waiting for an opportunity to escape into the Atlantic. The British squadron commander, Sir George Berkeley, learned that Royal Navy deserters were on board U.S.S. Chesapeake, 38 guns and he dispatched H.MS. Leopard, 50 guns, with a search warrant and orders to seize any deserters, by force if necessary.Read More
From the Hac's Seat
Now, here’s the fun part that they tell students about in ground school, but you don’t see or understand until you see it through the front of the canopy. The ship is moving away from you AND the landing area is at 100 angle to the direction of travel of the ship. Theoretically, the captain of the ship has adjusted his course so the wind is down the angle. The reality is that as one rolls out behind the ship, one flies in a slip to keep the airplane aligned with the center of the landing area and to compensate for the forward motion of the ship.Read More
Fun & Dumb
Taking off on a flight right after you learn your mother only has months to live is, well dumb. Then, to fly into IFR conditions, well that’s dumber. And then, to scud run down a mountain valley is even dumber. But I survived to tell the tale. Now you can learn and read from it!!!Read More
Articles from Military History Now.com
May 3rd, 2022 – MiG vs. Panther – Inside the Cold War Dogfight That Never Happened - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/05/03/panther-vs-mig-inside-the-cold-war-dogfight-that-officially-never-happened/
March 5th, 2022 – The Tyranny of Distance - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/03/06/tyranny-of-distance-how-overcoming-geography-was-key-to-the-allied-victory-in-ww2/
October 3rd, 2021 - Mustang Versus Corsair, Which Is the Better Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/10/03/mustang-vs-corsair-inside-the-u-s-navys-1944-match-up-between-the-two-fighters/
August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/
July 17th, 2021 - F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/
May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2 -
March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"
February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"
January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -
Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian)
Ski Industry Articles
Marc’s latest novel is Failure to Fire and in it al Qaeda sends a former U.S. soldier to the United States to conduct a series of attacks in an attempt to shut the U.S. air transportation system down. Al Qaeda’s weapon of choice, shoulder-fired surface to air missiles, a.k.a. MANPADS.
In the plot, al Qaeda sends an ex-U.S. soldier to the U.S. in an attempt to shut down the U.S. air transportation system. The weapon of choice is a shoulder fired, surface to air missile known by the acronym, MANPADS or MAN Portable Air Defense System.
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When Russia invaded the Ukraine for the second time on February 24th, 2022, most analysts thought that the war would be over in days, if not weeks. By August 2022, the war is still raging. And while the Ukrainians have suffered some reverses, they are still holding out and by some measures, winning. For the…