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"Blue" by John "Slick" Furneaux, US Air Force F-15 pilot - Veterans' Tales
(Taken from Steven Lane Snith’s Reaper’s Lament, stories by pilots who mostly should be dead. Well-worth the read.) The Reaper’s a wily scoundrel who knows that, on a sunny day, the ocean is the same color as the sky. Blue. Not long after my transition from the F-4 Phantom to the F-15 Eagle at Bitburg Air Base, Germany, I was sent to Langley AFB, Virginia to maintain F-15 proficiency with the 94th Fighter Squadron, Eddie Rickenbacker’s “Hat in the Ring” ...