The Lockheed P-3 Orion

This is where I spent many a day and night… 7700 hours over 19 years. Brings back a lot of memories, good friends, different locations and DEFINITELY not a 9-5 job. Bravo Zulu!


The Lockheed P-3 Orion — 5 Comments

  1. Next to the Super Connie, The P-3 is one of the most beautiful planes ever put in the air. Brings back a lot of memories. Just read a story yesterday about the P-8 taking over soon. It’s got 23% more deck space, that ought to make a little more snoozin’ room! Not so good is the loss of some weapons carrying ability. But I guess when the P-8 is gone, it will be all UAV’s! Boo Hoo!

  2. Since I know absolutely nothing about planes, I’ll just say this: KEWL!

    I live about a half an hour from an air base and I’ve seen many different types of planes overhead…the Orion being one of them (well, I’ve seen big planes with propellers).


  3. AGREED Ev… I loved the Connie too!

    RT- If the base is Willow Grove, those are P-3s. And friends of mine are still flying them :-0

  4. McGuire. However, I am in a flight path that might include traffic from both.

    After 9/11, I really learned the different sounds of the planes that the military uses, especially how different they sound from commercial flights. (Totally off-topic, I know.)

  5. hehehe- RT, you know you are good when you can tell what aircraft it is just by listening, and not even have to look up…