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U.S. Naval Aviators complete their 1000th trap flying together
Since naval aviation began in 1911, only less than 360 pilots and 120 NFOs have achieved the milestone of 1,000 traps. Its rarer that two people completes their 1000th trap on the same flight Taken on Jan. 18, 2018 the main image of this article shows Capt. Tom Barber, Commander, Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) and Commander Jason Hutcherson, CO...
And here's the "special" (and already sold out)  EA-18G Growler sky "art" Christmas ornament
The U.S Navy EA-18G crew that made penis "skydrawing" last month has been given administrative punishment by Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker during a Nov. 22 hearing before a Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Board The curious main image of this post shows the "special" (and already sold out) PLANEFORM EA-18G Growler Sky 'Art' Christmas Ornament. Noteworthy as reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune...
Remembering Jim Huston, the Naval Flight Officer who filmed the aerial sequences of "The Final Countdown" cult movie
While in the Jolly Rogers, Jim Huston participated in making the movie “The Final Countdown,” filming several scenes with a camera in the back seat of the F-14 Jim Huston, one the F-14 Tomcat Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) from VF-84 Jolly Rogers who participated in making the cult movie "The Final Countdown," passed away at the age of 62 on Apr....
Do you remember the Top Gun movie scene where Maverick and Goose’s F-14 flies inverted above the black two-seat F-5F (AKA MiG-28)? For safety reasons there was no aircraft flying inverted one above the other An old U.S. Navy commercial claimed, “Navy: it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.” Dave “Bio” Baranek was one who personally turned the slogan into...
In the end, all 35 planes landed safely. When I talked to several pilots afterwards, they reported that they never saw the ship once. In 1972 I was on the USS Midway, CVA-41 (now a museum in San Diego). On a cloudy afternoon we launched 35 planes, a mixture of F-4s, A-6s and A-7s, into North Vietnam. Once the launch was complete...

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