Flights & Fancy: Adventures in Pararescue

Flights & Fancy: Adventures in Pararescue

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In Medical, we were poked, prodded, and examined. We relaxed, knowing that no one was injured and aircraft damage was light. The A-4 in the ditch was towed out, repaired, and flown again. During takeoff on its first flight back, it sucked a bird into its engine and skidded to a stop just off the far end of the runway. From then on, no superstitious pilot would go near the cursed airplane.

—Will Oliver

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