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Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville
Thurlow Dam on the Tallapoosa River, one of Alabama Power's four dams on the river
Finlayson Works, Tampere, Finland

Hello, I've been on Wikipedia since 2006. I spend my time here on aviation and related articles (WP:Aviation, WP:Mil history aviation), some WP:Spaceflight related, some ships, some military ground vehicles, some highways, some sports, some TV series, etc. I don't care to use userboxes. ;) With family and work obligations I do not have as much time for detailed work here.

To Do list & notes[edit]

Links[edit]

Nohat-logo-XI-big-text.pngThis user is one of the 400 most active English Wikipedians of all time.

Scratch pads[edit]

  • /sandbox - Text for various helicopters, Joint Heavy Lift/Joint Future Theater Lift program(s), An-112KC, etc.

Others: User:Fnlayson/common.js, User:Fnlayson/rollback.js

Sources[edit]

Aerospace and defense news sites[edit]

Aerospace and defense related print media[edit]

Here's my main aviation and aerospace related sources.

  • Sutter, Joe and Jay P. Spenser. 747, Creating the world's first jumbo jet.... Smithsonian Books, 2006. ISBN 0060882417.
  • Becher, Thomas. Douglas Twinjets, DC-9, MD-90, MD-90 and Boeing 717. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, Aviation Series, 2002. ISBN 1-86126-446-1.
  • Frawley, Gerald. The International Directory of Civil Aircraft, 2003/2004. Fyshwick, ACT, Australia: Aerospace Publications, 2003. ISBN 1-875671-58-7.
  • Frawley, Gerald. The International Directory of Military Aircraft, 2002/2003. Fyshwick, ACT, Australia: Aerospace Publications, 2002. ISBN 1-875671-55-2.
  • Spick, Mike, ed. Great Book of Modern Warplanes. Osceola, Wisconsin, USA: MBI Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7603-0893-4.
  • Donald, David and Daniel J. March, eds. Modern Battlefield Warplanes. Norwalk, Connecticut, USA: AIRtime, 2005. ISBN 1-880588-76-5.
  • Donald, David, ed. Warplanes of the Fleet. Norwalk, Connecticut, USA: AIRtime, 2004. ISBN 1-880588-81-1.
  • Spenser, Jay P. Whirlybirds, A History of the U.S. Helicopter Pioneers. Seattle Washington, USA: University of Washington Press, 1998. ISBN 0-295-97699-3.
  • Donald, David, ed. The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5.
  • Markman, Steve and Bill Holder. Straight Up: A History of Vertical Flight. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7643-1204-9.
  • Apostolo, Giorgio. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters. New York: Bonanza Books. 1984. ISBN 9780517439357.
  • Williams, Mel, ed. Superfighters, The Next Generation of Combat Aircraft. Norwalk, Connecticut, USA: AIRtime, 2002. ISBN 1-880588-53-6.
  • Harding, Stephen. U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947. Atglen, Pennsylvania, USA: Schiffer Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-7643-0190-X.
  • Norris, Guy and Mark Wagner. Modern Boeing Jetliners. Osceola, Wisconsin, USA: MBI Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-7603-0717-2.
  • Eden, Paul, ed. Encyclopedia of Modern Military Aircraft. London: Amber Books, 2004. ISBN 1904687849.
  • Knaack, Marcelle Size. Post-World War II Bombers, 1945–1973. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1988. ISBN 0-16-002260-6. online copy
  • Donald, David, ed. Black Jets. Norwalk, Connecticut, USA: AIRtime, 2003. ISBN 1-880588-67-6.
  • Thomason, Tommy H. Strike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft from Skyraider to Super Hornet, 1948-Present. North Branch, Minnesota, USA: Specialty Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-58007-132-1.
  • Several Warbird Tech series books, and various other books.

Quotes[edit]

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. ... For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.

— Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9

On Caladan, we ruled with sea and air power. Here, on Arrakis, we need desert power.

— Duke Leto Atreides in Dune

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

I happen to like to shoot first, Rekkon. As opposed to shooting second.

— Han Solo (Stars' End)

You won't get wise with sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be...

— Rush, Something for Nothing

Biggs, Wedge, let's close it up. We're going in... we're going in full throttle, that oughta keep those fighters off our back.

— Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: A New Hope

... We're going to hit them with the Empire.
They're not going to like the Empire.

— Wedge Antilles and Tycho Celchu from Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream

What is thy bidding, my master?
It's the disaster, Skywalker we're after.
What if he could be turned to the dark side...?
Yes! He'd be a powerful ally... another dark Jedi...

— Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Gangsta Rap