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MAVERICK PILOT

Volume II, 1967 to 1977

Props to Jets

LIMITED EDITION


Signed:
Title page painting by; Captain Ron Hart, 1975

© Dave R. Case, All rights reserved. Dave R. Case

August 3, 2010 327 Laguna Vista

Alameda, CA 94501

Ph: 510-522-3957

Table of Contents


Table of Contents 3

Illustrations 4

PREFACE 5

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 6

1967; HOMEWARD BOUND 1

BACK IN THE SADDLE 5

CHECKRIDE 11

THE RIGHT CHOICE 21

INDONESIAN INTERLUDE 29

THE KNOT AND FAREWELL 37

ALOHA HAWAII 41

WELCOME TO JAMAICA 45

ONCE MORE A STUDENT 47

FLYING THE LINE 53

LEARNING TO DO THE MATH 56

GETTING SETTLED 59

THE DOUGLAS CUSHION 61

UPGRADE 64

ONCE MORE A CAPTAIN 68

THE GOOD LIFE, I 73

HILL AFB INCIDENT 74

THE GOOD LIFE, II 77

ROUTE CHECK 79

A DEADHEAD 83

THE GOOD LIFE, III 86

VOICE FROM THE PAST 89

CARIBE CAPER 91

NORTH ISLAND SURPRISE 94

SPLASHDOWN 99

AGAIN, UPGRADE 101

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK 107

FRANKFURT LESSON 111

HIGH ROLLERS 119

SPOILER PROBLEM 125

AU NATURAL 129

A HEALTHY PARANOIA 133

SIMILARITIES 136

DC-10 PROBLEMS 142

BACK TO COPILOT 143

TRAGEDY IN NIAMEY 147

BIG BIRD 150

THE INTERVIEW 158

THE STRAW 162




Illustrations


Figure 1: Me in the DC-3 a long time ago. 13

Figure 2: Copilot Joe Migone confused by the ADF. 15

Figure 3: Flying over Vietnam, I preferred to look like a civilian. 19

PREFACE


It started out badly; I thought I was finished. Then again, I wasn’t one to quit without a struggle. Luck and persistence finally paid-off until I was once-more chasing the rainbow. Healthy once more, I’m off to Hong Kong to fly a C-47, and meet Vickie, who will agree to become part of my life, forever. Then, it’s a short interval in Honolulu before starting with Overseas National Airways and jets. The DC-9, DC-8, and DC-10 were all planes I learned to fly with one of the best.



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