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Fighter Pilot Rules For Life


Fighter Pilot Rule #8: Expect the Unexpected

The unexpected that is anticipated is a contradiction but aviators know its importance.

On a day of such crappy weather -- even the seagulls stayed grounded on the grass between the runways -- Colonel Sullivan turned for takeoff from Runway 7 at MCAS El Toro. Pushing forward the throttle and kicking in the afterburner, he lifted off from the surly bonds of earth into a flock of seagulls startled by the decibels of an F-4 turbine.


Nancy Rial

CONNECTIONS: January 2012

By Joyce M. Gilmour (MWSA Reviewer & Copy Editor @ Editing TLC)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all MWSA members! Here’s hoping that 2012 will bring us together to support each other in our writing endeavors. I hope that you will have a year full of learning which will take you further on your writing journey.