Naval Air Station Oceana

Crusader Spinning: The US Navy F-8 pilot who went into a spin after an unauthorized ACM engagement with US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs

Crusader Spinning: The US Navy F-8 pilot who went into a spin after an unauthorized ACM engagement with US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

1 week ago

US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman were able to RTB after their Hornets collided during air combat training

The F/A-18 Hornets involved were 162454 (‘AF 03’ – this is the blue one) and 162475 (‘AF 12’ – the… Read More

1 year ago

U.S. Naval Aviator explains how he and his wingman were able to RTB after their F/A-18 fighters collided during air combat training

"It was a significant testament to the construction of the F/A-18—that we were able to fly both aircraft after the… Read More

3 years ago

VFA-106 F/A-18F Damaged While Getting Refueled by another Gladiators Super Hornet

The F/A-18F sucked debris into both of its engines during the mishap which took place on Jan. 27, 2020, causing… Read More

4 years ago

Last US Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet Makes Official Final Active-Duty Flight

The F/A-18C Legacy Hornet took off from NAS Oceana accompanied by three F/A-18F Super Hornets for a one-and-a-half hour flight… Read More

5 years ago

Former U.S. Naval Aviator describes how to perform a Rhino Sierra Hotel Break

As the near end of the runway disappeared below the pointy nose of his Rhino, Slammer snapped to the left,… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy Bids Farewell to the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet

“The Hornet is known as many things,” said Cmdr. Mathis. “Legacy, highly reliable, multi-role attack fighter… but to us, she… Read More

5 years ago

Here are the Female Naval Aviators who will honor U.S. Navy First Female Fighter Pilot

Rosemary Mariner had personally mentored some of the women involved in the flyover On Feb. 2, 2019 the U.S. Navy… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy plans Sunset Ceremony for operational F/A-18C Legacy Hornet on Feb. 1

VFA-34 ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat unit within the service to operate the Legacy Hornet The U.S. Navy is planning… Read More

5 years ago

3D Virtual Training for U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Crews

“Having a simulator that allows us to tie the full flight deck team with all the key decision-makers, supervisors, catapult… Read More

6 years ago

“Work Hard Play Hard!” Here’s 2018 East Coast Strike Fighter Ball Video

The clip documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana The super cool footage in… Read More

6 years ago

Showcasing the F-14: when the Grim Reapers staged flight demonstrations of the mighty Tomcat

No single aircraft was more exciting, more sought after on the show circuit than the F-14 Tomcat The following article… Read More

6 years ago

Remembering the last glory days of VF-84 Jolly Rogers

"I knew about VF-84 Jolly Rogers from the movies and building models as a kid. It's a great public relations… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment

This was VFA-34's final deployment flying the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet. They'll be the last U.S. Navy squadron to transition to… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. NAVY TO PHASE OUT ALL REMAINING F/A-18C LEGACY HORNET STRIKE FIGHTERS AT NAS OCEANA

Most of the units stationed at NAS Oceana transitioned from the F-14 Tomcat to the F/A-18 Super Hornet a decade… Read More

7 years ago