Col. Leonard “Lucky” Ekman, USAF (Ret.) 

Col. Ekman was a fighter and Wild Weasel pilot who flew three tours in Vietnam, including 1,066 hours in the F-105 and more than 4,100 hours over the course of his Air Force career. He was an Olmsted Scholar in Geneva from 1969-’71, in between Vietnam tours and spent his last decade in uniform as a pol-mil officer. 

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Air Force Risks Sub-Optimizing Fighter Engines—Again 

“The F-35 is the most advanced fighter yet built, but decisions and compromises imposed on it more than a decade ago continue to push up its cost, decrease its reliability, limit its performance, and constrain its ability to exploit new technologies. For fighter pilots of ...

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