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August 2013 Mile-High MaidenTM

 

The Queen of “HICK”?

As all aerobatic pilots--and especially fighter pilots--know, the high G-forces encountered in many aerobatic maneuvers must be dealt with if one is to remain conscious and in control of his aircraft.  G-LOC, or G-induced loss of consciousness, has been reported by the Navy and the Air Force as the cause of many Class A accidents, which are those involving a fatality or permanent disability, loss of an aircraft or property damage of $2 million or more.

The Air Force estimates that at least 12% of pilots or pilot trainees have experienced G-LOC at least once.

What to do?  Well, even with a G-suit, which adds about one extra G of tolerance, pilots still need to use the G-straining maneuver, or GSM.

The GSM involves taking a deep breath then exhaling against a closed glottis as you simultaneously tense your leg muscles. The net effect is that more blood is kept in the brain by preventing the added G-force from draining it down into the extremities. The exercise produces a sound that resembles the word “Hick.”

No kidding.

So.... Are you ready? One. Two. Three. Inhale and...HICK!

Not only does Vanessa Brown, co-anchor at ABC affiliate KLKN-TV, in Lincoln, Nebraska, do it--the Hick maneuver-- better than anyone else, but she is no doubt the most beautiful “Angel” among the elite of the Blue Angel alumni.  It takes a bold heart, an adventurous spirit and a lot of courage just to take a Blue Angel ride. But not only did she do it, she did it without G-LOC.

Vanessa, we salute you!

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It’s true...

 The Universe started with the Big Bang.

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And the Big Bang came from a singularity.

But just what, exactly, is a singularity?

The surprising answer is mind-blowingly simple.

And enormously transformative.

It is, in fact, the ultimate proof of God.

Read

The Bigger Bang

 

What’s New?

Norman Rockwell’s

  Man’s First Step on the Moon Fine Art Print.

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Celebrate Mankindīs Greatest Adventure: Manīs First Step on the Moon, July 20, 1969, with Norman Rockwellīs limited edition print. Publisherīs Closeout! While they last. Only $75? Plus $14.95 shipping (flat) & insur.

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Lt (j.g.) George H. W. Bush Flying a Grumman TBM Avenger 1943, by renowned artist Ted Wilbur

Publisher’s Closeout! This fabulous collector edition print is available now for a limited time at the special online price of ONLY $50.00 Plus $14.95 shipping (flat) & insur. ($64.95 total Order.

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