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A good buddy of mine and former squadron mate, Dave “Sex” Fravor, has one of the most bizarre aviation stories of all time.  It is a story that stretches credibility, so I’ll start off by building up Dave’s bona fides.

For what it’s worth, I know him personally — very well.  We flew A-6s together for a cruise back in the Dark Ages before he matriculated into the Hornet world.  He’s a funny guy.  Smart and sharp witted, with a typical fighter pilot’s overestimation of his skills. (He’d read the SHB article and assured me his was way better than anything Nasty could do.  I called B.S.–pretty standard.)  In the air, though, Dave was all business, as professional as it gets.

It’s easy to get a sense of who and what he is because his squadron was featured on the 10-part miniseries Carrier that aired on PBS.  You get an excellent and accurate impression of him from his screen time as Commanding Officer of VFA-41.

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