This ‘John Wayne would-be’ reached a point in his training where he knew he was about to be toast.  He devised a dazzling plan so that on his next solo, he would bomb the tall smokestacks at the factory in Cantonment, FL, north of Pensacola, as he made his way from the Gulf of Mexico back to Whiting Field.  It would only be a 5-pound sack of flour, but if his plan worked, his mark would remain on one of those stacks for months, maybe years. And he would get his revenge on those instructors who gave him all those downs. 

It was a good try.



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