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We have learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate Melvin D. "Mel" Mueller

LtCol Melvin D. Mueller USAF (Ret)

February 5, 1934 - July 25, 2017.



Mel trained with 61-Delta at Bainbridge AB, GA, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Craig AFB, AL.

Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Dora and the Mueller Family.


AUGUST 17, 1959

...THIS IS THE 58th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY THAT 503 YOUNG MEN
BEGAN THEIR USAF PILOT TRAINING IN CLASS 61-DELTA!


'AIR CADET'

This is Hollywood's (Universal-International) rendition of the USAF Aviation Cadet Program circa 1950.

If the three stripe upper classman looks familiar...
...he should...it's Rock Hudson in one of his earliest movie roles.
He rose through the Hollywood ranks to be the B-52 Wing Commander, Col. Jim Caldwell 23 years later...
...in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) homage "A Gathering of Eagles" !

Flying sequences with the T-33s look familiar, except for the tip tanks. The four-ship diamond formation with their wingtips 18 inches apart are a highlight.

you may even see future astronaut Gus Grissom as an extra!

Click on the photo to view the 1:33 Hour Youtube video of the movie

Thanks Gary

The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage coming

The need in the next two decades is estimated to be 87 new pilots trained every day!

Click on the Boeing 777 photo to read the story

CNN Money
Photo=Boeing


'I KEEP THINKING WE'VE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING'

Airbus A320 nearly ran out of fuel after pilots forgot to bring up landing gear

Click on the landing gear photo to read the story

The Telegraph-Travel News
Photo=GETTY


Branson Targets Space Travel by Mid-2018 as Virgin Resumes Powered Tests

photo - Virgin Galactic.com

Click anywhere on the photo to read the story.

Darrell Etherington
techcrunch.com

DRIVERLESS CARS...WHEN?

Published on Feb 16, 2016. Stanford lecturer and author Tony Seba was the featured speaker at the Downtown Seattle Association's 2016 State of Downtown. Mr. Seba spoke about the pending arrival of driverless cars and what that means for urban areas like Downtown Seattle.
(click on the photo to view a 17:25 minute youtube video of his talk.)

Here are two photos showing the kind of disruption Stanford lecturer and speaker Tony Serba
uses to highlight how quickly technology can change our lifestyle and landscape.

Click anywhere in the photo of to view the video.

Thanks Gary

SPEAKING OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Volvo is going all-electric by 2019.

The company says it hopes to become the first traditional carmaker
...to produce no vehicles based solely on internal combustion engines!..

photo: Green Car Reports

Click anywhere on the photo to read the story.

NBC NEWS

Tim Cook confirms existence of Apple's autonomous driving project

Click anywhere on the photo to read the story

Photo/ Eric Risberg

THE DRIVE

GM is ready to send 130 more self-driving Chevy Bolts onto US streets

Click anywhere on the photo to read the story

There could be thousands on the road in 2018!

Photo/ GENERAL MOTORS

THE VERGE

AUTO RECALLS ARE STILL FRONT PAGE NEWS ALMOST DAILY !
Car companies knew Takata airbags were dangerous, suit alleges


Takata airbags being installed on 70 million cars even while being recalled!
Takata agrees to $1B fine for hiding airbag defect
CBCNews |Business

BUT NOW IT'S NOT JUST DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIRBAGS or VW DIESELS...Find out more by clicking on this photo link:

click anywhere on the photo to read the story

THE CARS AND REASONS FOR RECALLS!

Is your car being recalled?

Find out by clicking on this link: Click here to go to the "safercar.gov" website.

Links to complaints and investigations are also available on this site.

Your vehicle VIN number can be found on your insurance verification document (Security Verification Form)!


PLUS...


MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You:
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine... From the National Institutes of Health,NIH.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations, as well as information on drugs and supplements.

Thanks Frank for recommending this website!


LINKS TO URL's OF GENERAL INTEREST

Here's a link to another website related to the USAF Museum. It includes photos of every aircraft pilots in 61-Delta flew in their careers!
The site includes a total of 215 photos of aircraft ranging from the 1909 "Wright Military Flyer" to the B-2 "Spirit".

Pay no attention to the map of the museum on this site, it is dated 2010!



IF YOU ARE NOT USING A 61-DELTA CLASS ROSTER DATED: 8/15/17 YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MOST CURRENT UPDATE!

This applies to all three formats...Use the clickable links that Gil has emailed to you, or contact either Gil, or Chuck for the clickable links.

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