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Mind – “So Maverick and Goose, what exactly were you doing with the MIG up there?” “Communicating!” was Goose’s response to Charlie’s question. Let’s get one thing straight, flying inverted, three feet away, and directly above another fighter aircraft is completely ridiculous and not done, even by the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels.


When encountering aircraft with unknown intentions real fighter pilots are not going to put their aircraft in a position of disadvantage. Remember the Chinese J-8 that ran into the Navy P-3 on April 1, 2001, known as the Hainan Island incident? The Chinese pilot was killed in the collision and the P-3 crew is fortunate to be alive. I don’t know what the Chinese pilot was thinking, but when it comes to flying, running into things is generally frowned upon.


Real fighter pilots are extremely disciplined and adhere to procedures and rules that they apply in training and in combat. This is the one area that Viper got right when he was chewing out Maverick and Goose for their hard deck violations. Professionals apply discipline to all they do, while actors…are just acting. Real results are obtained through discipline and hard work.



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Photo by Bikramyogajoondalu



Body – Mobility and Flexibility


Wingman/Flight Leads/Instructors

30/60/90 minutes of yoga



Weapons Instructor Course

90 Minutes of hot Bikram yoga



Recipe of the Day

 Steak Picadillo


Steak Picadillo Soft Tacos

Recipe from Bon Appétit

Photo by AJAX


Serves – 4


Prep time – 35 minutes active, 35 minutes total

Nutrition – 658 calories, 31 grams protein, 20 grams fat, 83 Carbs.  Nutritional info is based on my calculations using the App Lose It.  I have found the online info incorrect and usually low.





1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 12-ounce strip of skirt steak

1/2 cup 1/4-inch squares green bell pepper

3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chiles

1/3 cup halved drained pimiento-stuffed green olives plus brine from jar

1/4 cup raisins

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

8 corn tortillas

Chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)




Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; sauté 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add bell pepper to skillet. Sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes with green chiles,olives, raisins, tomato paste, cumin, and allspice. Simmer until sauce is thick, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and olive brine.

Cut steak into 1/3-inch-thick slices on diagonal across grain. Add steak and any juices to sauce in skillet; toss to blend.

Char tortillas over gas flame or in broiler until blackened in spots, 15 to 20 seconds per side. Divide filling among tortillas. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.



Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Steak-Picadillo-Soft-Tacos-364552#ixzz2ONwNHTdD


MackNBee taste rating 1 out of 4. Nobody really liked it. I should have used fresh tomatoes, my own hatch chilies, better olives, and eliminated the raisins.

AJAX ease of prep rating 3 out of 4



Spirit – 1 Corinthians 27-29 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”



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