A Special Thanks to Trey Brandt, Craig Fuller, Brad Gray, Tony Mireles, and Mike Wright for their inspiration, mentorship, expertise, and infinitely cheerful guidance. These gentlemen are the best friends and enthusiasts anyone could ask for.
Also, Many Thanks to Harry Prins and Hubert Pietzmeier for all of their assistance in researching F-104 mishaps in Arizona.
A final note of gratitude to Louie Alley at the US Air Force Safety Center for his prompt and thorough help in providing accident reports on all post-1965 accidents. And hats-off to Archie DiFante at Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Alabama for all of the data entry cards and additional aircraft information.