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Old 8th Mar 2012, 04:08   #1 (permalink)
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Neptunus Lex, RIP

I just visited the website of milblogger Neptunus Lex, to find that he died while flying his Kfir. This account is excerpted from the Navy Times:

"Retired naval aviator Carroll LeFon, perhaps better known by the nom de plume Neptunus Lex, was killed in a plane crash Tuesday morning when his F-21 Kfir crashed at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., his blog confirmed.

"LeFon, 51, retired as a captain in June 2008 after serving as an instructor at Top Gun and in various positions at several strike fighter squadrons.

"In his civilian life, LeFon worked for Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., a contractor that operates simulated enemy aircraft with which student aviators train. But as a prominent military blogger, he was part analyst, part cheerleader, part critic and part poet who wrote about the Navy, his family, the military and global affairs with the casual tone, frankness and familiarity that flows through ready rooms. His sea stories were personal memoirs as well as parables.

"ATAC and Fallon did not return calls for comment. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

". . . . He leaves behind his wife and three children, including a son who flies MH-60S Seahawks."

Crash kills pilot who blogged as Neptunus Lex - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

This is his website:

Neptunus Lex

An exceptional man. A fine pilot and leader. Words fail.

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Old 10th Mar 2012, 18:49   #2 (permalink)
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Photo of crashed Kfir

Here is a photo of the crashed Kfir:

Aviation News & Events: Milblogger Neptunus Lex Killed In Plane Crash: Israel Aircraft Industries KFIR-C2, N404AX. Naval Air Station Fallon.
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 19:37   #3 (permalink)
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