Above & Beyond: Shooting Up a Shooting Star
There's more than one way to dump extra fuel before landing.
- By Lieutenant Colonel Alfred (Joe) D’Amario, U.S. Air Force (ret.)
- Air & Space magazine, March 2009
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Several years later I told this story in a letter published in the Air Force Times newspaper’s “Stake Your Claim” column: I claimed to be the only pilot in the Air Force who shot his own airplane to correct a malfunction. No one else claimed to have also done it, so I guess I still hold that dubious distinction.
Excerpted from Hangar Flying, available from www.authorhouse.com