Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line


Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Northrop Grumman X-47B First Flight - UCAS-D (2011)

2 comments:

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Thanks!
I should say, "Thanks for the memories." Edwards AFB was one of my favorite assignments...miss seeing all those new aircraft.

Norm

Ret USAF - 1961-1982

PS: I know a little 'bout Navy life...had a special duty assignment at Sigonella, Sicily back in '79...in fact I went to Sicily from Edwards.

ORPO1 said...

Yeah, but that was the P-3 Navy. Tailhook outfits are different.
I got this job after being laid off at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita. Got laid off February 26, 2009 and started here on November 9 that same year.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)