Talon 38 Personal Media SM-LLC
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Talon 38 Personal Media SM-LLC

By Patrick Lee Cheatham
Software Developer
Musician as Publisher
Photographer and Illustrator
Essay Author

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Patrick Lee Cheatham is a retired U.S. Air Force Captain, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, and is presently a self-employed solopreneur, as Media Artist for Talon 38 Personal Media Single Member Limited Liability Company (SM-LLC). Patrick’s personally valued and enjoyed activities are quite varied, yet nearly all coalesce in some manner, and at some time phases, with heavy desktop personal internet client computer usage, and with continual self-invested sense of eventual delivery of authored media to others for their enjoyment, empowerment, or valued utility. Patrick remains responsible to his officer oath of office, as do all retirees. He possesses the U.S. Air Force Research and Development badge, and the U.S Air Force Pilot badge, from service as an airframe-propulsion integration engineer, and as an F-15E evaluator pilot.

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News

Company Welfare Update

  • As of April 22nd 2020, a major restructure of many aspects of operations of Talon 38 Personal Media SMLLC came to administrative completion.
  • Administration of company records has been re-domesticated to the State of Colorado Secretary of State's office, from formerly being managed by the North Carolina Secretary of State's office. This is a Colorado company now.
  • Registered Agent responsibilities have been transferred to me personally, for greater convenience and financial savings.
  • Initial explorations into offering freelance job services have been cancelled, in favor of focusing my efforts with more dedication to in-house projects.
  • Job seeking for potential alternative salaried employment has been cancelled, for better dedication to in-house software app coding efforts, with full creative control, and with no feasible conflict of interest concerning intellectual software coding ideas.
  • This fresh new attention to in-house projects has been sparked by my improving health, and corresponding improved potential for successes with in-house company projects. The company has been successful at productivity and in pleasing customers, yet formerly I have not succeed well financially.
  • My health improvements are strongly associated with my dietary ways. My efforts to follow a diet and beverage regimen clear of folic acid gluten have met with better success. Only recently, I discovered a few remaining weak areas. Folic acid in ground meat fillers, and folic acid tainted cooking oil for potato products obtained at restaurants, I have recently cut out of my diet. (I have two unique and unusual gene types, which cause me to personally remain ill with bipolar depression symptoms if I ingest folic acid, or gluten. This conclusion is simply based on several years of my struggle with folic acid gluten, and the delayed and subtle long-term effects, which are difficult to notice, and which are difficult to ferret out.)

New Flagship App Development

  • Code-name “Project Greenland,” is in concept brainstorming phase. The software app concept is for an ambitious Windows 10 desktop and laptop centric product, to compete with existing legacy software titles which focus on calendar, task, to do, wish listing, and project management features. The very ideas and paradigms by which these sorts of software titles organize and structure information, are being challenged with Project Greenland. The actual app title has been properly reserved, with a backup app title on standby. Those titles are presently being handled as proprietary information belonging to commercial trade secret of Talon 38 Personal Media SMLLC. Project Greenland is named in honor of a beautiful remote stretch of terrain off Interstate-25 in Colorado, in between Castle Rock, Colorado and Monument, Colorado.
  • Idea brainstorming via written concept hashing, while database prototyping via SQLite flux in tables and fields, is in progress.

Heritage

Bird Talon

Bird Talon image

Usage of the Personal Media term

Personal Media Newly Prevalent to the 21st Century

  • Software Install Packages
  • Music files - such as MP3 and WMA
  • Image files - such as JPG, PNG, and GIF
  • Social Media Posts and Comments
  • Blog Posts and Comments
  • Web Applications
  • Video files - such as WMV and MP4
  • Artist Porfolio sites
  • Social Media Stories

Personal Media of the 20th Century, and Ongoing

  • Floppy Disks
  • Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs)
  • Compact Discs (CDs)
  • Bound Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Scrapbook Photo Albums
  • 8mm Camcorder Cassettes
  • Cards and Letters mailed by postal service

Developer

Mild Backgrounds

Mild Backgrounds App Icon

Mild Backgrounds contains a wrapped up wide variety of beautiful images for the Windows personalization background and lock screen. Three photography collections and two graphic design collections are included. Images come in three variants of contrast mildness, to vary reduction of background image visual conflict with foreground screen elements, such as text, buttons, window frames, and content images. The included Adjustment Studio features custom adjustment of contrast intensity from mildness presets, and features desktop and lock screen simulations for visual assessment of desired overall look. Images have been selected in favor of wan lighting, mild shadow contrast, and mild highlights. The subdued and dull initial look of many app images is intentional and deceptive to vision, and stands out as a great strength of this app, though not readily apparent at first look.


Review and/or Purchase Mild Backgrounds

Apps Focused on Specialty Activities

The category of most software development projects I am involved with is that of Productivity apps.


A significant number of app projects under conceptual design and prototype development are geared to fill unsung needs for content creators, or artists, designers, and authors, to access a specialty design assessment and/or planning small app, for focusing in detail, and with expert level features and flexibility, on dedicated aspects of design or authorship in creating digital content.


The remainder of app projects under conceptual design and prototype development, also being a significant number of more app projects, are instead geared toward standard content consumers and everyday PC users.

Device Types Supported

App projects under development are aimed initially at usage on PC desktop, laptop and sizeable tablet computers running the Windows 10 operating system. In the future Android smartphone devices might be supported, offering mobile versions of original apps that mirror Windows 10 app behavior, that in many cases would synchronize with preexisting Windows 10 app data. Possibly, in more remote future scenarios, web applications for browsers might be supported, to allow for independent online access to application capabilities, when installed Windows 10 or Android apps are not available for app users to access.

Tools, Languages, Frameworks and API's

Technologies utilized include: Visual Studio Community Edition (free to solo developers), C# and VB Managed coding languages, C++ Unmanaged coding language, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), XAML, .NET Core, Xamarin Forms, ASP.NET Core, Azure, XML for custom database engines, and Windows Media Foundation for advanced audio and media capabilities.

Multiple Project Synergy

Switching work between multiple app projects is very effective in leveraging lessons learned from design work on differing user interfaces, with differing feature access and engagement sequencing, and differing business logic driving the projects by unseen event code. In this way, cases of blocked creativity or stubborn bugs encountered in a project never halt or retard overall progress, as a switch can be made to work on other projects, allowing later look at the problem(s). Also, each exposure to different projects tends to raise new insights unique to the technology and coder's methodology applicable in each differing project. Innovations paved to completion in a particular project can then be implemented similarly elsewhere, to embellish, improve, or be duplicated in other projects. The synergistic benefits of multiple project work are tried and proven.

Testing Processes

The reliability, approachability and efficiencies of contemporary App Stores to handle many testing and installation functions, instead of those being done independently by the developer, greatly reduces the time and effort a developer need put toward testing and quality assurance. Submission of a finished app to App Stores involves an app being tested in detail via automated checking, and then reviewed by Store personnel. This amounts to a large portion of typical software engineering quality assurance testing workload transferred to App Stores. This frees in-house testing efforts to attend more particularly to business logic and feature flow assessment.

Store Marketing

App Stores provide excellent means of showcasing apps for sale to prospective customers. App Stores offer built-in free or economical marketing and discovery of apps, by ways such as allowing smooth search of app titles and keywords, and low-cost targeted sales promotions. For the software seller, there is no longer the need to contract for expensive merchant account services, there is no longer the need to assemble and manage an expensive web shopping cart on the company website, unexposed to customers without costly marketing campaigns, and there is no longer the need to expend very large sums of financial powers in efforts to promote discovery of a companies’ sales site. This amounts to a complete and total paradigm shift for the software developer and publisher, especially for Windows PC users.

Support Implementation

Publishing software via App Stores involves a less burdensome support model for the developer to provide to end users. Dedicated on-demand software support is a free and optional matter, and is up to each individual developer to offer voluntarily, choosing what basic support to offer in excess of minimum expectations. The primary support to the app customer is a matter of the developer being preemptive and responsible with timely updates to apps. Secondary support to the app user is provided using a combination of Help Text available in-app, dedicated company software support website How-To, Tutorials, and FAQ. Software bugs, logic errors, and feature deficiencies can be judged by reviewing the Feedback hosted by App Stores. Personalized direct contact support will not be offered, and instead only online resources for user search will be maintained available for users to access, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to provide basic support options to end users.

Device Types Supported

App projects under development are aimed initially at usage on PC desktop, laptop and sizeable tablet computers running the Windows 10 operating system. In the future Android smartphone devices might be supported, offering mobile versions of original apps that mirror Windows 10 app behavior, that in many cases would synchronize with preexisting Windows 10 app data. Possibly, in more remote future scenarios, web applications for browsers might be supported, to allow for independent online access to application capabilities, when installed Windows 10 or Android apps are not available for app users to access.

Musician

Autumn Flaw Ambient Techno Musician

When acting as the one person musician for the project and band Autumn Flaw, Patrick arranges, composes, and engineers music which both blends and switches between Ambient Techno genres and Experimental genres. I also coordinate with distribution services and fan outreach online services, plus maintain music band Twitter and Facebook presences through which I promote my music to improve its notice and visibility, and to create more opportunities for the released tracks to be enjoyed by listeners, which was the dream behind making the music in essence.



Official Website

Drift Flaw Halloween Style logo

autumnflaw.com



Debut Album



Second Album



The Beauty of Decay was composed in 2010 originally, and rereleased under the Autumn Flaw revised ambient techno music project name in 2018. The album is a theme album about the nature of entropy and decay, which is accounted for with the time measurement system. Entropy/decay, though surprising choices of terms, might be the real nature of what we experience in the moment, commonly referred to as "time." As meters is to length, time might be better termed entropy and decay. Meters is a convention of accounting and measurement, there are other forms than metric meters, whereas length, shape and size are factual real aspects of nature. Indeterminacy to great degree of the resulting happenings at times beyond the millisecond moment is explored with track titles and musical style. Prediction is impossible to the view of this album track titling wording, and only inaccurate and ever in need of update forecasting is doable, instead. Imperfection, termed "flaw" is heralded as superior and beneficial in contrast to undesirable perfection. The term imperfection is fraught with implications of misfortune at not attaining sheer perfection, so instead I used the term "flaw." The album was composed using Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate synthesizers and samplers, exclusively. Battery 3 drum sampler was used for all percussion, Kontakt 5 was used for sparse instrument samples, and FM8 and Reaktor 5 were heavily used for synthesizer sound. The album is entirely synthetic ambient techno, with cadence comparative to orchestra ensembles.



Third Album



Latest Single



Follow Autumn Flaw







Official Biography

Autumn Flaw is a one-person Ambient Techno music project by Patrick Cheatham. Autumn Flaw music fits Instrumental Electronica ethereal styles, but with faster switching and having more demanding song evolution. Autumn Flaw tracks feature experimental keyboard, and sparse electric guitar. Mixing typically incongruent musical moods is common in Autumn Flaw music. Bright and light melodies alternate or blend with dark passages, exploring musical tone. Percussion intensity, and sudden edges to starts and stops of sound fragments bring a stormier stuttered sound and pace. Autumn Flaw is named in honor of a natural philosophy appreciative of imperfection. Autumn Flaw began as the music project Drift Flaw in 2009. Patrick realized then that his recreational projects with selecting and arranging complementary music loops had reached a level of proficiency deserving publishing and release, as the only way for an artist to have his or her efforts interplay. Patrick adopts an experimental approach to making music, with the idea of allowing the music to somewhat write itself. He invests in unexpected or accidental occurrences of synergy between software instrument parts that show fair to strong potential. Foundations of songs are grown this way, after flexibly and unconcernedly composing synthesizer software instruments and their note patterns. Patrick also chooses to only refine into solid final music those interesting sound qualities he happens upon, with the artistic goal being for each song to finalize as congruent and whole, steady upon repeated listens over weeks and years, regardless of hit potential. Listeners are treated to variety, surprise, and sudden maneuver in music. Autumn Flaw music presents listeners with frequent changes to the evolving listening experience, with no song part dwelling long. Sweeping airy backdrops, swift driving synthesizers, drum sampler percussion pattern scattering, and variations of short time delays deliver an uplifting rush to listeners who are fresh with energy and ready for the musical departures.

Photographer and Illustrator

Stock Photography and Designs

Promising photographs are uploaded to Adobe Stock. Customers of Adobe Stock can then potentially license usage of such Talon 38 Personal Media photographs or designs royalty-free, from which fees are earned by Talon 38 per each licensing instance of a photograph or design.


Patrick is skilled and experienced with photography on subjects of microcosms (in close groupings of details), natural and architecture scenics, functional items in use (for use by customers online and in presentations), uniform expanses for web and computer backgrounds, and architecture or terrain having open-field sky (or other uniform backing) for text overlay design space.



Graphic Illustration and Digital Painting

Patrick is skilled and experienced with graphic design and illustration of geometric shape balanced relationships, lending well to creation of abstract art ambient backgrounds.



Patrick Cheatham Photography and Design - Online Portfolio

Talon 38 Personal Media maintains with Adobe Creative Cloud membership an extensive online cloud media libary, a Behance.net artist's account online, and a MyPorfolio collection for presenting to others the quality and scope of my work. I have designed and enhanced the online portfolio website into a high quality showcase for my works with camera and computer, in a presentation which is pleasing, dexterous, and having atmosphere of competency and dignity.



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Patrick Cheatham's Portfolio

Author of Essays to Books

Writer of Insightful Explanations

I have strong interest in several topics covering philosophy, the human condition, and scientific process and awareness. I have a drive and dedication to relate to readers what I have learned from my formal education, work experience, my independent topic research, and my knack for brainstorming adept new conclusions and truths in my later middle age years. I am to provide the reader with thorough and thoughtful in-depth discussions of issues and implications associated with human condition philosophies and ethics, as well as issues associated with the physical and behavioral sciences and how my observations and wisdoms might benefit readers with refreshing and heartening perspectives on life from my interpretation of scientific phenomena laws and principles arriving at upbeat and freeing conclusions about our world and universe, and our human natures. I do my very unpolished first revisions of chapters as essays on online blog websites, welcoming visitors to view my rough and unrefined stages of writing work, which allows me to write while knowing my words will soon be publicly viewable, which I have found improves and motivates the writing experience, and prompts better quality writing to come from my writing activities. Each of three (3) blog websites feature the essay independent format, which is structured based on plans to eventually convert essays into book chapters, to have each blog lead to a self-inhouse-published set of book titles from Talon 38 Personal Media Books. The writing during 2019 and 2020 has been assertive and frequent, and the three blogs have bloomed with essays that I have enjoyed writing, at least to rough and unfinished standards. At present trends and with a likely accurate feel for each book subject breadth of coverage, it could happen that the first of the three books would not become published until the year 2022, and the third and final book could involve until 2024 to reach publishing release.



Publishing Tentative Schedule

  • First Book - Liberty Socially - targeted for sometime in the year 2022
  • Second Book - Natural Flaw Factor - targeted for sometime in the year 2023
  • Third Book - Internal Psyche Human Factors - targeted for sometime in the year 2024


Essay Blogs as Roots of Books

Natural Flaw Factor

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naturalflawfactor.com



Liberty Socially

Liberty Socially Icon

libertysocially.com



Internal Psyche Human Factors

Internal Psyche Human Factors Blog Icon

ipsychehumanfactors.com

Company

Business Model


Commercial Trade Activities

  • Software Development
  • Entertainment - Music
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Authoring

Administrative

  • Single Member Limited Liability Company (SMLLC)
  • One-Person Owned
  • Member-Managed
  • Self-Employed as Media Artist
  • One Home-Based Studio Office

Financial

  • Funded by Regular Monthly Owner Personal Investment
  • Royalty-Based Earnings for Software, Photography, Graphic Design, and Book Author
  • Independent Publisher for Self-Published Music
  • Small Income Amounts
  • Extra-Low Operating Costs
  • Operating at a Mild Loss (Income Less Expense)
  • Low Opportunity Capital
  • Company in Zero Debt

Credentials

  • Disabled U.S. Military Veteran Owned
  • Microsoft Store Developer
  • ASCAP Music Publisher and Artist

Biography for Media Artist

Patrick Cheatham


Profile


Profile Portrait of Patrick Cheatham


Captain, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering

Former Air Force Survival and First Aide Instructor

Former Airframe-Propulsion Integration Engineer

Former Evaluator Pilot, F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role day-night figher aircraft

Former Functional Check Flight Test Pilot, F-15E Strike Eagle

Born August 17th, 1965 in Cascade County, Montana, U.S. citizenship

Current citizen of Aurora, Colorado - D.M.V. licensed driver, and registered voter in Arapahoe County, Colorado, U.S.



Personal Work Summary - Patrick Cheatham's LinkedIn Profile

Artwork Projects Summary - Patrick Cheatham's Portfolio



Arts and Technology Skills Biography

Patrick studied advanced drawing and illustration techniques for technical drafting during many elective semesters of high school. The curriculum included object rotations and transforms in 3D, perspective drawing with 1, 2, and 3 vanishing points, and precision drafting for machining instructions for submission in part manufacture.


During undergraduate education, Patrick learned procedural computer programming expertise as applied to real engineering analyses. Then also, recreationally Patrick self-taught in acrylic mural painting techniques. During graduate school, Patrick studied advanced numerical methods for computational algorithms. After graduate school, Patrick served as an aeronautical engineer exploring the research and development usage of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to complement physical test measured data collection. Patrick then also recreationally self-taught according to a comprehensive artistic hand drawing primer, becoming accomplished at freehand pencil and chalk drawing.


Later, while serving as a military pilot, Patrick recreationally self-taught in event-driven computer programming for advanced angle orientation calculations, to support peer friends wanting aviation planning tools. Patrick also recreationally self-developed skills and acumen at scenic and microcosm SLR slide photography, and recreationally learned proficiency with air pump driven airbrushing techniques.


After retirement from active duty military status, Patrick recreationally self-taught in website design using advanced markup and styling languages, and developer hosting plans, to support personal project website presentation for friends to access his photography and software works. In this period, while professionally serving as a software programmer, Patrick grew adept with object-oriented programming languages, and acted as an early advocate and expert in .NET Framework technologies and managed code languages such as C#. Then also, Patrick recreationally self-taught musician's Digital Audio Workstation music production as well as software-based synthesizer design and utilization. During this period Patrick also recreationally gained expertise at video production software and animation software. Patrick recreationally dedicated an immense amount of free time, effort, and good learning toward the 2001 Adobe and Microsoft Media Player Skin contest, learning Photoshop techniques very in-depth, and becoming proficient at a variant of JavaScript for code-behind.

Formal Education

NASA Langley - GWU Graduate Research Assistanceship

Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering
1987 - 1989

United States Air Force Academy

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering
1983 - 1987

USAF Advanced Instrument Flight School

Advanced Instrument Pilot, Advanced Instrument Flying Factors
1997 - 1997

Personality Behavioral Science Types (The roles we play)

According to Behavioral Science, personality is established as of approximately age 5.

Myers-Briggs Personality Assesment

Hybrid Extrovert/Introvert - Intuitive - Feeling - Hybrid Judging/Perceiving (EI-N-F-JP)

Intelligence Quotient

Age 11 = 124 / Age 54 = 126

Professional Publications

Computation of Vectoring Nozzle Performance

Oct 1, 1990
AIAA Journal of Aircraft


This journal article for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) explored employment of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) with inviscid Euler flow-solvers, converging in solutions to become valid enough static snapshots of tightly constrained total and dynamic pressure settings. Analyses of grid design, and flow-solver technique, was limited to fighter aircraft turbofan engine nozzles. The idea was to compare purely computer incepted calculations to wind-tunnel test data, and provide insights into when CFD was wise to pursue, what could be learned from zones of friction-free analyses showing viscous sensitivities, and how those factors could be used in research, development, and weapons systems (a designator for all military aircraft) acquisition.


(AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 768-773, 1990, Computation of Vectoring Nozzle Performance, Lt. P.L. Cheatham, Marvin Gridley, and Steve Walker)

Former Job Places

Kestrel Aware, LLC

Owner, Musician, Book Author, and President
February 2012 - January 2016 (4 years)
Lynchburg, Virginia Area


Before my one partner and I dissolved and shut down Kestrel Aware, LLC, I acted in the same Autumn Flaw digital electronica musician capacity as I do now as owner of Talon 38 Personal Media, LLC. I launched Talon 38 after moving away from the Kestrel Aware structure of partnership, as my then partner lost permission to be in business independently. While leading Kestrel Aware, I made efforts working toward several Microsoft Store software applications, yet was unable to bring any app concept and early prototypes of mine to maturity, mostly due to being plagued significantly by poor health during the period I was leading Kestrel Aware. I also authored several professional quality essays on religion and philosophy, as Kestrel Aware was then oriented toward book publishing, with the then plan of using Lulu.com for copy and distribution.


Applied Research Associates Incorporated

Administrative Assistant Basic
July 2009 - July 2012 (3 years 1 month)
Raleigh, North Carolina Area


This was my 2nd term of employment with Applied Research Associates. The company supported me with an occasional-time position while I was still significantly disabled, with chronic strain and unadjustable discomfort. I worked only several hours per week, flexing daily to match my capability variations. I enjoyed working on a variety of projects in administrative support roles, and I was pleased to be able to contribute to important work with my engineering and computer skills. Due to disability, during many weeks I was unable to assist as much as I would have liked, but at other periods I was able to contribute significantly, which I enjoyed.


Azimuth Blue, LLC

President and Sole Proprietor
June 2003 - June 2009 (6 years 1 month)
Brookneal, Virginia


I greatly enjoyed my first venture into launching, owning, and steering my own company. I learned much from the experience with Azimuth Blue LLC Sole Proprietorship, and grew many key skills. Azimuth Blue LLC offered software titles (Screen Savers) and photographic scenic prints. The company enjoyed an aggressive start, and I was very productive toward initial goals. I took quickly and honed skills with business management, scheduling, coordination, marketing, financial matters, and the growing and changing ways of online internet business. Unfortunately, my disability worsened greatly less than a year after launching company operations. I chose to shut down company operations, as I was unable to maintain reasonable upkeep of the company.


Applied Research Associates Incorporated

Senior Weapons Effects Engineer
October 2002 - May 2003 (8 months)
Raleigh, North Carolina Area


This was my first term of employment with Applied Research Associates. As a weapons effects engineer, I enjoyed contributing to a valuable and very effective software suite which used advanced engineering and physics techniques to predict hostile weapons effects against protective structures, with the benefit of aiding in improving the design and construction of such protective structures. I gladly was able to leverage my experience and skills with contemporary combat air-delivered weaponry to aid the effort. The work was excellent and rewarding with a great company and team. However, six months into my work and duties in this position, I chose to resign on good terms, due to increasing difficulties with medical disability.


Araccel Corporation

Chief of Software Quality Assurance
September 1999 - August 2002 (3 years)
Cary, North Carolina Area


After leaving military service, I joined MiniDoc, which provided excellent services, software suites, and clinical patient electronic diaries to support pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations in their efforts with clinical trials for new medications under development. Midway through my time there, MiniDoc was acquired by Araccel, with efforts continuing toward the same mission and services. I initially served as a Software Applications Tester, and then later served as a Software Applications Developer. With time, I served as Chief of Quality Assurance and in charge of all Araccel software testing and quality issues.


391st Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force

F-15E Evaluator Pilot (Chief of Standardization/Evaluation)
January 1995 - December 1998 (4 years)
Mountain Home, Idaho


After my military move from the United Kingdom to Idaho, I served as combat pilot for the 391st Fighter Squadron, flying the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft. I was part of the composite wing there, and I benefited from great integrated training with our collocated units of KC-135 refueling tankers, B-1Bbombers, F-15C air-to-air fighters, and F-16C multi-role fighters. I served in several deployments to Turkey and Saudi Arabia to support No-Fly Zones. While in Idaho, I progressed to 4-ship flight lead, large force mission package commander, instructor pilot, GBU-15 pilot, functional check flight (test) pilot, and evaluator pilot. I served as squadron chief of standardization/evaluation, and also as evaluation specialist for the 366th Composite Wing.


492nd Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force

F-15E Flight Lead (Chief of Mission Planning)
January 1993 - January 1995 (2 years 1 month)
RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom


After Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), Basic Fighter Training (BFT) and F-15E Training, I served my first tour as Mission Ready pilot for the 492nd Fighter Squadron, flying the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft. I served in many deployments to Turkey and to Italy to support No-Fly Zones. I began as a brand new wingman, and then later upgraded to 2-ship flight lead. Primarily, our deployments during that time period were to fly Combat Air Patrol (CAP) over Bosnia, and also to fly airstrikes in the Bosnia area, to defend enclaves from hostile factions.


Wright Research and Development Center, U.S. Air Force

Airframe Propulsion Integration Engineer
January 1989 - December 1990 (2 years)
Dayton, Ohio Area


After graduating with my Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, I served as an aircraft nozzle aerodynamics specialist at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. I enjoyed my primary contribution, which was designing and performing a large suite of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses for military fighter aircraft thrust-vectoring engine exhaust nozzle designs. I also designed wind tunnel force balances and performed National Aerospace Plane propulsion analyses.

Contact Me

Street and Postal Address

Talon 38 Personal Media LLC

Attn: Patrick Lee Cheatham

15494 East Ford Circle

Apt A2

Aurora, CO 80017-3522



Email Address

cheathampatrick@talon38.com