Not backcountry related, but our country lost a talented flyer and a gifted writer at NAS Fallon this week. Captain Carroll "Lex" LeFon (USN, Ret), aka Neptunus Lex. Former Top Gun XO, flying for a civilian contractor who provided training bogeys for pilots training for deployment.
I really enjoyed his series about life aboard ship:
His piece about the empty chair has now taken on new meaning:
Sorry if this is a little off the beaten path, but fellow aviators should mourn the passing of a good stick and a good man like this.