Tailspin’s Tales: Where There’s A Will There’s A Way


On my first solo flight at K-13, Suwan, Korea, in June 1952, I took off in an F-80 Shooting Star. It was not a combat mission. All I had to do was go up and have fun boring holes in the sky for about an hour and a half.

via Tailspin’s Tales: Where There’s A Will There’s A Way.

Those aren’t the holes you’re looking for. Read the whole thing.

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6 responses to “Tailspin’s Tales: Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

  1. NaCly Dog

    That is a great story. Thank you Tailspin.

  2. Four more and he’d be an ace. :)

  3. scottthebadger

    Tip tanks are not self sealing?

  4. KenW

    Surely the cost of some melted asphalt is less than the cost of a new, flyable aircraft?

    • The concern isn’t the dollar cost of asphalt to repair the runway, but the time the runway would be closed. That’s time when sorties couldn’t be generated. Remember, this tale took place during wartime. Time with runways closed would be a bad thing.

  5. phat

    That is a kick ass story!
    OK, more motivation to post one of my own. We have a snow storm coming, will work on it then.