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Women Aviators bring their Passion for Flying to Reno

By Jennifer Burton

They land on aircraft carriers in the middle of the ocean.  They fly passengers and cargo to exotic cities around the world.  They maintain airplanes and helicopters.  Women aviators number in the thousands, and this year they held their world-wide conference at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.
I caught up with three female Navy pilots [...]

PNN Meets Blue Angel Number One

By Jennifer Burton

What does it take to be the Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy's premier Flight Demonstration team?  For Commander Greg McWherter, it takes guts, incredible focus and a sense of humor.
I caught up with Blue Angel Number One recently at the Officers' Club at NAS Fallon.  Even surrounded by some of the best [...]

New Washoe County Schools Superintendent Pulls Gs with the Blue Angels

By Jennifer Burton

"Thrilled, honored and absolutely glad I went."  Those are the words Washoe County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Heath Morrison, used as he stood on the tarmac following a 20 minute, once-in-a-lifetime ride with the Blue Angels Tuesday.
I interviewed Dr. Morrison after he landed, and having been in the backseat of an FA-18 a few years ago, [...]

Navy Bomb Squad Practices for Fallon Air Show

By Jennifer Burton

Usually when you want to say thanks to people, you don't blow things up.  If you're the Navy, sometimes you do. Monday, I watched as the Explosive Ordinance Disposal squad detonated some charges as practice for the upcoming air show at NAS Fallon.  The September 11th show is a way for the base to say [...]