SHELL 77 IMPERIAL IPA

Three USAF personnel died when the KC-135R, call sign “Shell 77,” crashed just 11 min. after takeoff from Manas International Airport, on May 3, 2013. The aircraft was one of several KC-135s forward-based in the former Soviet republic flying aerial refueling operations for combat aircraft supporting ground troops in Afghanistan. The problems began shortly after … [Read more…]

YUKLA 27 AMERICAN WHEAT

The Sentry was being operated by the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron and was preparing to go on a training sortie with the callsign Yukla 27. The aircraft was to depart from runway 06 and was waiting while a Hercules transport aircraft took off. With its crew unaware that the Hercules had disturbed a flock … [Read more…]

2015 Kansas City Nano-brew Festival

Mike and I exchanged hats for this photo     Andrew me and Andrew This is Rocky. He is probably the most gentle, happy and smile all the time kind of guy. He’s brewed a few batches with me, but i need to point out that this man brings light to the world. Just having … [Read more…]

13th Annual, 2016 Parkville Microbrew Fest

The Crew Volenteers; Kevin,     John “Stanny” Brewers; Morris,        Steve The Jockey 14 Irish Red and Beatle 12 Pale Ale went fast. They lasted just 2 1/2 hours. Working hard, Well, at least they were.    Long Lines Although the event was packed, we still had a long line of folks … [Read more…]

BATCH 1

DEMON 51 AMERICAN BLONDE JOCKEY 14 IRISH RED BEATLE 12 PALE ALE MAFFS 7 CHINOOK IPA

MAFFS 7 CHINOOK IPA

A US Air Force report concluded that strong winds out of a thunderstorm caused the crash of a military C-130 air tanker July 1 2013. The accident occurred on the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, South Dakota and resulted in four fatalities. Two crewmen in the rear of the aircraft were injured but survived. A micro-burst of … [Read more…]

BEATLE 12 PALE ALE

The crew of Beatle 12 was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, several squadrons working together in an MH-53M helicopter when it fell about seven miles east of Bagram Air Base. Nearby villages reported that the helicopter crashed near a riverbed and caught fire. Officials said mechanical failure might have been to blame. This aircraft was assigned to … [Read more…]

JOCKEY 14 IRISH RED

While deployed to the Horn of Africa, the crew of an AC-130H Spectre Gunship was tasked to perform a routine, 8.5 hour daily patrol mission near Somalia. Approximately 43 minutes into the flight, the crew began conducting a routine “tweak” of the fire control system. While in the process of firing, one of the high explosive … [Read more…]

DEMON 51 AMERICAN BLONDE

The crew of Demon 51, the call sign of the C-130 on a training mission to Greenville, Miss., perished on 8 June 1988 when the aircraft crashed near the Greenville airport after practicing touch-and-go landings. The aircraft was assigned to the 154th Training Squadron with the Arkansas Air National Guard, Little Rock Air Force Base. On … [Read more…]