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Steph Stricklen  #Pilot in training, Emmy winning TV news anchor, CES + tech journo, aviation writer, travel enthusiast, Rose City Comic Con moderator, Half-Aussie🇦🇺👇👀

#fighterfriday MEET THE F-23A “Black Widow II”. .
You heard me right. LINK TO THE STORY IN MY BIO. It took 5 months of sourcing blueprints, interviews, and a lot of legwork to put this story together, but @thedrive’s Tyler Rogoway and the talented half-rocket-scientist half-artist @hangarb’s Adam Burch have successfully visualized what the F23 would have looked like if Northrop had won instead of Lockheed’s F22. It’s one of the COOLEST things I’ve read in a long while.
@combat_learjet 👀👀
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#shesabeast #aviationlovers #avgeek #aviation #aviationdaily #fighterjet #fighter #lockheedmartin #northrop #sosick

RIP @therealstanlee. The fun stories I could tell about this day... what a riot you were both behind the scenes and on-stage. While your career was not without controversy, one thing is certain; your impact on all things pop-culture is undeniable. And I am eternally grateful to you and @rosecitycc for allowing me to share a stage with you.

Happy #FighterFriday. As we head into Veterans Day weekend, a moment of your time, please. I grew up in a multi-generational Army family. My dad was a Lt Col when he retired after two tours in Vietnam. My grandfather was stationed in Japan. I fell into aviation 20 years ago and in the past 5 or so I realized how few people really understand and appreciate what a strong military does for us. It’s about protecting our freedoms, so we can rally and rage, wave our flags (or even burn them if you should have, in my opinion, such misguided hatred for America in your heart). The men and women who serve are as diverse as we are. And I am proud and humbled to consider some of them among my closest friends. Should you have no friends or family in the Armed Forces, consider taking the time at an air show near you to talk to them there. Ask them what sacrifice they’ve made to protect your individual freedom, be it missing the birth of their children while deployed, or losing friends in combat (the list goes on) and if they choose to share, and if you’re so inclined... please, thank them for it.
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Why I do what I do.
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#veteransday #veterans #airshow #fighterjet #f18 #f18hornet #avgeek #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationdaily #🇺🇸 #freedom

SWEET! Just got a whack of photos from Kevin @sectorkmedia and had to post this one from @wohairshow. We were mid-livestream on FB (link in bio) with @usnavyblueangels @tylerdavies56 for @airshowmajors having entirely too much fun. Kevin: THANK YOU for all the photos!!! So many fun ones for me to post. 💜
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#avgeek #tuesdayvibes #aviation #blueangels #tylerdavies #airshow #wohairshow

I have a rib eye on a reverse sear with chardonnay smoked salt. Eggplant marinating in basil, thyme, and garlic. Asparagus ready. Baby kale. And this. No airplanes were harmed in the making of this post.

SOUND UP. Laughed out loud. Watched it again. Still laughed out loud. Watched it 30 more times, then texted it to a bunch of my #avgeek friends. If you’re not following @kam_smash from the @viperdemoteam you should be, if only for his IG stories which routinely crack me up.
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#iliketurtles #fighterfriday #aviation #airshow #harrier #DOSOMETHING #COMEON

She kept asking me to show this to @evangelinelillyofficial... my little Wasp. Next year she wants to go as an F18. Not a pilot. The actual plane. Complete with a V stab on her butt and possibly a false canopy if she goes the Canadian route. 😍😌👍 I’m going to need Pinterest for that one.
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#halloween #antmanandthewasp #marvel #pinterest

Per my latest IG story... when I say I flew in an F18, I meant it. Flew with the @usnavyblueangels a few years back. I was the only one who didn’t barf all over the jet that day. One of the radio guys blew chunks so violently he sent ME flowers the next day because I had to fly after him. The #7 pilot; so under-appreciated for all the hurling they deal with, right @aawebb08? 😂
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#blueangels #avgeek #aviation

“Athene”
markers on paper.
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#wip #copicmarkers #copicart

LET ME TAKE A SELFIE. It’s me. Know how you can tell? The sloppy visor work. Straighten yourself out, sandbag. In fairness, my face is hard to fit. We went through 3 masks and two helmets for my flight at @oregonairshow with @gregfomohp (as seen reflected in my visor studiously trying to ignore all my photo taking 😂). I’ll get better... I swear guys.
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#cfsnowbirds #avgeek #aviation #airshow #fighterfriday #notquite #oregonairshow

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