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The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, Part Three: What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Today, a new generation of AWs carry on the tradition set forth by men like Bules and Worth, but aboard different aircraft, leaving little doubt the S-3A Sensor Operators were indeed a class all their own. In this week’s edition of The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, we...
S-3 taxiing into position
"So many things that you have no control of have to go absolutely right for you. Becoming an S-3A SENSO, out of a population of the entire U.S., has similar odds to that of winning the PowerBall,” Michael “Cheeseburger” Worth, former S-3 SENSO In this week’s installment of The Life and Times of...
The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, Part One: It Wasn’t Just a Job, but an Adventure
If you are ready, let us turn back the clock to the mid-to-late-1980s and take a ride aboard the S-3A Viking alongside our intrepid SENSOs during their heyday and discover what it took to make it in this exclusive community. Though overshadowed by the flashier Tomcats, Corsairs, Hornets, and Intruders it flew...
Here's a photo of an S-3 Viking keeping up foreign relations
Hey Geeks do you think this S-3 aircrew was searching for a MiG-28 underneath their Viking? Inverted S-3 Viking. Hey Geeks do you think this S-3 aircrew was searching for a MiG-28 underneath their Viking? Taken in 1991 the cool photo in this post shows an S-3B crew from Sea Control Squadron 41 (VS-41) as it sees the California coastline in a...
Legacy Hornet and Super Hornet
The Super Hornet is largely a new aircraft at about 20% larger, 7,000 lb (3,200 kg) heavier empty weight, and 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) heavier maximum weight than the Legacy Hornet The interesting video in this post highlights the main difference between the Boeing F/A-18 "Legacy" Hornet and the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Developed by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet, which first...
The weapons were not armed when they were released so there is little danger of them exploding by mistake On Jan. 1, 2017, a Republic Of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3CK Orion on a routine mission over the East Sea lost three Harpoon anti-ship missiles, a torpedo and depth charges after a crew member accidentally activate the emergency jettison switch. As reported...

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