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The following is my account of an incident that I experienced as an Auto-Track Radar Repairman in the USAF. Names were either modified or omitted for the usual reasons. I was a Sr. Airman assigned to the maintenance shift at Detachment 1, 1CEVG La Junta, Colorado. Det 1 was one of many sites across the states that aided in the training of pilots for the purpose of improving bombing skills and threat evasion. We accomplished this by acquiring and tracking military aircraft as they'd attempt simulated bomb runs over a virtual war zone consisting of rancher's silos and farm houses. The TSQ-96 was a Vietnam era radar system but still up for the task in this, the early 1980's. In charge of the 96 and my immediate supervisor was a rather portly Staff Sergeant that reminded me of a...
PART 2    "Moggy's Tuna Manual"    "Job offers and job duties" Taiwanese sailors at work moving fish; some of the most hard-working dudes you will ever meet Chapter 2 -D  Other duties? Humping fish? Taking the watch?...
PART 2    "Moggy's Tuna Manual"    "Job offers and job duties" landing a Hughes 500 from the port side; notice the interesting 'winglets' on the end of the floats! Chapter 2 -C  Your Job Offer:   Your cabin and your roommate(s)...
Bell 47, a classic work horse PART 3    "Moggy's Tuna Manual"    "Handling your helicopter" Chapter 3-C    TAKE-OFF        You may hear it said that -where Tuna boats are concerned- there are more take-off accidents than landing accidents. If you include all the really...
Chapter 2 -B  Your Job Offer:   PAY? HOW MUCH and WHEN?                       (Will you be an employee or a sub-contractor?) There are two different pay structures:  1) straight salary, and 2)  pay per tonnage caught. Or a...
Monday, July 27, 2009 Hi y'all, Two things for you to ponder. 1)  We're looking at maybe opening a second website, and we're open to suggestions, input and feedback. What we have in mind is a separate website that would deal with the technical articles related to helicopter pilot flying technique. It would use the same custom developed software. At the moment, the...
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