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A Fighter Pilot Slows Down

After a year spent refitting Saoirse, Fighter Pilot John Peltier set off on Oct. 20, 2012 to cruise south toward Patagonia. Photo credit Jules Norwood

“The most difficult difference to get over is the speed. I’m going from 500 knots to 5 knots.” John Peltier is actually being modest. The F-15E Strike Eagles that he spent the last decade piloting for the U.S. Air Force …

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