I do not know when Max retired from World Airways, but he passed away in 2011.
GLENN E. SMITH
Grass Valley, California
Where’s the Hook?
“An Aircraft Carrier’s Cable Guys” (June/july 2015), includes a photograph of a flight deck supervisor holding a green paddle, with an F/A-18F overhead (p. 54); the caption says that the Super Hornet is “about to land.” Either the pilot forgot to lower the tailhook, or he is doing a flyby or touch-and-go.
Buffalo, New York
Harry S. Truman
Editors’ reply: A USS public
affairs officer says the F/A-18 is doing a touch
and-go. The landing signal officer is indicating
that the flight deck is clear for the maneuver.
“War Within a War”: June/july 2015 The photo in “How to Deploy a Mark 3” (p. 36) shows a B-50, not a B-29.
Sally Ride: America’s First Woman
(Reviews & Previews): Sally in Space Ride’s first shuttle mission, STS-7, was in , not . Challenger Columbia
“Any Mission at Feb./mar. 2015 Mach 2”: The statement “Not a single U.S. aircraft was downed by an Iraqi radar-guided SAM” is untrue. At least three U.S. aircraft were downed.