TBT…

Back in the day, we ‘occasionally’ got to do some fun flying against our ‘adversaries’… Many times those flights originated from Kef. This is obviously nice weather, and you can see a couple of P-3s parked on the ramp. The … Continue reading

Navy “Stuff”…

Anybody recognize this ship??? Commissioned in 1913, she was the first turbo-electric ship in the Navy. Still not sure? More below the break… … Continue reading

One from the memory vault…

TXRed’s comment yesterday about penalty boxes brought back a memory of dealing with the USAF at certain bases. They didn’t like us trashing up their pretty ramps with our dirty airplanes. I think the statute of limitations has run out … Continue reading

TBT…

For those who think firing a missile or dropping a bomb from a UAV is a ‘new’ thing… Not so much…  🙂 And one more oldie but a goody… JP and a few others will recognize this one… Julie Gibson… … Continue reading

Fifty one years later…

A relief is onstation… As the P-3 ‘sunsets’ as the platform of choice for ASW in the Navy, there’s a new player in town…   The first two P-8 Poseidon aircraft are onstation in Kadena Okinawa as of yesterday…   … Continue reading

Sequestration just gets better and better…

Everyone who’s knowledgeable about Navy operations has known this for a while, but now even the Submarine Commanders are publically admitting to the shortfall in US submarines… There are not enough fast-attack and guided-missile submarines in the Navy’s arsenal to … Continue reading

Now you know…

  Q. Why do Navy airplanes need tail hooks?             A. After a tough day of flying on an aircraft carrier, the planes are always washed and they use the hooks to hang the planes … Continue reading

Back in the Day…

Not that we were a tad bit sarcastic back in the day or anything… Here is a famous 4 jet engine aircraft. Perfectly suited for long-range international travel. Spacious accommodations for both passengers and crew. Multiple configurations that precisely match … Continue reading

Back in the day…

These brought back a few memories… We were deployed to the Med, and were flying around the clock on a Victor-II sub that had made the mistake of running through one of the crew’s patterns.  We took over the tracking … Continue reading

Touch and go…

Or as we called em, crash and dash… Hopefully with most of the parts remaining attached to the airplane!  X-47’s first touch and go’s at sea, on USS GHW BUSH. Full arrested landings coming this summer to a carrier near … Continue reading